Michal Mandarin Orange
A very attractive and flavorful form of Mandarin Orange, Michal Mandarin Orange produces abundant crops of striking, bright orange fruit with sweet, deep orange flesh. Great for fresh eating, Michal is also one of the easiest to peel Mandarins.
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Latin Name: Citrus reticulata
Site and Soil: In spring, summer and fall, keep your potted Citrus in a location with 1/2 day to full sun. In the winter, place your plant in a well-lit room. Potting soil should be coarse, acidic, and well-drained.
Rootstock Description: Flying Dragon is a hardy and very dwarfing rootstock for Citrus that induces very early flowering and fruit procuction. Trees grown on Flying Dragon will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile. You can help it set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 25° F. We recommend moving it to a well-lit and protected location in the fall before frosts occur.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft.
Bloom Time: Winter to early spring
Ripening Time: November to January
Yield: 40-50 fruit
Care: Fertilize with citrus mix 3-4 times per year with typical applications in late winter (Jan-Feb), late spring (May-June) and early fall (Sept-Oct).
Pests & Diseases: While outside, Citrus plants will likely not be bothered by insect pests. Be on the lookout for slugs. Indoors, Citrus can have mites and/or aphids. Watch carefully for any problems and treat with an insecticidal soap or wash them off. We have not seen any disease problems on our Citrus varieties.