||Citrus reticulata 'Clementine'
||"Cuties" or Algerian Mandarin
Clementines, or Algerian Mandarins, are seedless, with a wonderfully sweet taste and soft, easy to peel skin. The fruit is among the smallest of the mandarin orange varieties.
The Dwarf and semi-dwarf variety can be pruned to shape and size and grown in a container or in the ground. With fragrant blooms and deep, glossy green leaves this will provide year round interest in your garden or home.
Fragrant, long-blooming citrus trees are perfect for the Northern California garden. Their evergreen nature provides rich green color all year round. Not to mention the abundant and delicious fruit you will harvest.
||Clementines are seedless with a sweet taste, and soft, easy to peel skin and are the smallest variety of mandarin orange. These 'Cuties' are delicious!
||Upright or Bushy, depending on pruning. Moderate grower.
||Container, espalier, ground
||Full Sun (minimum 6 hours, 8+ is preferred).
||Moist, very well-draining soil. Never soggy; make sure not to over-water. Prefers deep, infrequent watering to sporadic light watering.
|Planting and Care Tip:
||All citrus require full sun. Citrus are heavy feeders. Fertilize in late winter before bloom and regularly throughout growing season. Do not fertilize in winter. Prune in early spring, after fear of frost to desired shape. Newly planted should not be pruned for the first 2-3 years, except to remove suckers below the scion graft.
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