Temple Tangor Citrus Tree
Temple Tangor is a very unique and hard to find cross of tangerine and sweet orange. You wouldn’t know by looking at it as it resemembles the common Valencia oranges found in the super market but the tangerine blood in Temple makes it incredibly easy to peel with a much more dynamic hint of acidity to balance out the sweetness.
Latin Name: Citrus temple
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 production. Trees grown on Flying Dragon will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted.
Pollination Requirements: Temple Tangor is self-fertile. You can help it set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: Temple Tangor should be hardy to at least 30° 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.
Ripening Time: Temple Tangor ripens in winter to early spring.
Yield: 40-50 fruit
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.
USDA Zone: 9
Sunset Western Zone: 8, 9, 12-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: All Zones, Indoors in winter