||Citrus reticulata 'Shiranui'
||Dekopon, Sumo Mandarin
The Shinarui Mandarin is a Japanese hybrid with large fruit, very sweet and seedless. This variety is said to be the world's most flavorful citrus!
The standard variety can grow to 20' at maturity, but can be pruned to desired shape.
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.
||Shinarui are large and seedless with a "neck" at the top making it easy to peel. Very sweet with a touch of acidity, they are considered one of the most flavorful citrus in the world.
||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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