Welcome to the world of citrus, where vibrant colors and enchanting aromas knit together to brighten your garden. Mandarin Orange is one of the most popular citrus trees with mouthwatering fruits. Its sweet, tangy flavor makes people want to grow this plant to enjoy the eternal feeling of winter comfort.
Commonly known as Mandarin Orange, Mandarine, Mandarin, and Tangerine, Citrus reticulata is an evergreen member of the Rutaceae family. Native to Southeast Asia, Tangerines are now grown in many parts of the world. Tangerines grow best in warm climates with a long growing season.
These citrus thrive outdoors in USDA hardiness zones 9-11. This plant typically grows to a height of 25 ft (7.6 m) and has thorns on the trunk. The dense foliage has an ovate shape and is deep green in color. The plant is cherished for its juicy fruits. Tangerines are typically smaller than oranges and have a softer skin, making them easier to peel. The fruits can have several seeds or be seedless. The flesh is sweet and juicy so that the fruits can be consumed as a whole or squeezed into juice. Like other citruses, Mandarins are a good vitamin C, fiber, and potassium source.
With the right care, Tangerines can thrive, offering a refreshing addition to your living space and a healthy and flavorful treat.