Tangerine, some of the beloved citrus bushes that we like for its scrumptious and juicy fruits, mandarins.
Tangerine fruits are eaten recent, utilized in juices, within the creation of refreshing drinks and within the preparation of spoon sweets.
The cultivation of the tangerine tree is sort of widespread within the Greek space, particularly within the southern areas of the nation, in addition to the opposite citrus bushes, the cultivation of the orange tree , the cultivation of the lemon tree and the cultivation of the grapefruit .
What are the primary mandarin varieties?
There are various mandarin varieties, early and late, small-fruited and large-fruited, with or with out seeds (seeds), that we will select from.
Nova mandarin selection (Nova) : Glorious early mandarin selection with very tasty and juicy massive fruits, with little or no seeds, and peel that may be very straightforward to scrub. Immune to frost, it ripens in late autumn and early winter.
Frequent or Mediterranean mandarin selection: Conventional fragrant mandarin selection with a candy and juicy style, medium measurement skinny pores and skin and lots of seeded fruits that ripen early within the 12 months.
A chilly-resistant selection, it is usually present in locations with different names resembling Chios selection, Argolis mandarin, Chania mandarin and Kalymnos mandarin.
Satsuma mandarin selection (Satsuma) : Early mandarin selection originating from Japan, very fragrant and barely acidic, proof against chilly and adversarial circumstances.
Ortanique mandarin selection: A mandarin selection native to Jamaica, productive, thornless, with a big fruit, orange-yellow in colour and flat or pear-shaped, with a skinny leathery pores and skin that’s comparatively troublesome to scrub.
The place does mandarin develop and what circumstances does it have to develop?
The tangerine, like most citrus fruits, thrives in medium-textured soils with good fertility and satisfactory drainage.
Though the tangerine is probably the most cold-resistant of the citrus fruits, its fruit, attributable to its small measurement and skinny pores and skin, is extra delicate.
Robust winds, hail and snow wreak havoc on the vegetation and the manufacturing of tangerine fruits.
We plant the mandarin bushes at distances of 4-5 meters between the planting strains and Four meters between the planting positions.
An appropriate time for planting mandarin is within the spring after the winter frosts have handed and to start with of autumn. We keep away from planting the tangerine within the winter and in the summertime when the temperatures are excessive.
How will we develop tangerine in a pot on the balcony?
For planting the tangerine within the pot, we choose a sunny spot with a south orientation, effectively protected against the winds, and particularly the north winds that may trigger a big drop of leaves and fruits.
We select a pot , massive sufficient, with a depth and diameter of no less than 40-50 cm, we place a layer of gravel on the base of the pot for higher water drainage, and we fill it with general-purpose potting soil or particular potting soil for fruit bushes.
How typically does the tangerine crop want watering ?
We water mandarin bushes typically as they thrive in a cool atmosphere and wish soil moisture. Particularly within the sizzling summer time season, the tangerine wants frequent watering, each 2-Three days, whereas within the spring and autumn season we water as soon as every week.
We take care and guarantee good watering for the younger tangerine seedlings to develop a wealthy root system. Correct irrigation system is the drip system that ensures environment friendly watering, water saving and lowered weed development.
How typically will we fertilize mandarin bushes?
For wealthy manufacturing in mandarin cultivation, we initially perform two fertilizations in the course of the rising season, one at the start of spring and one at the start of summer time with an entire organic fertilizer containing nitrogen , phosphorus and potassium.
To spice up our manufacturing with juicy and engaging tangerines, we do a 3rd fertilization in early autumn with natural fertilizer with a excessive potassium content material.
The cultivation of tangerine is delicate to a scarcity of vitamins resembling iron , zinc and magnesium , which is why it’s a number of occasions essential to make further sprays with acceptable foliar fertilizers within the spring season.