The biggest of the small ones!
You might think you know Mandarins? The cute little slices are everywhere these days - in fruit cups in the grocery store, in salads in restaurants, in kid's meals in the drive-through.
Step aside little cuties...say hello to Tango. It's time for something new!
The Tango Mandarin (Citrus reticulata 'Tango') was developed only a few years ago by the brilliant scientists at UC Riverside in one of California's best citrus growing regions. They wanted a Clementine-type of fruit that was a little bigger, a little better, a little juicier and a little easier to grow than what was currently on the market.
Thanks to some intricate scientific cyphering combined with some special SoCal fairy-dust they were able to introduce Tango to the world.
Easy peel orange rinds, sweet flavor, and super juicy with few to no seeds! This is the Mandarin your kids dream of!
These fruits have a bright, sweet-tart and tangy flavor. The fruit size is larger than typical Mandarin but a bit smaller than an orange. Deep orange in color the fruit quality is nothing like what you'd find in a store.
The trees are hardy, covered in glossy green leaves. The fruit matures in January and hangs on fast through April.
Easy to grow in both containers indoors, on the patio or in the ground in warmer growing zones, these are highly ornamental trees suitable for all garden sizes and styles!
Nothing is better than fruit grown in the home orchard and eaten fresh off the tree! The glossy leaves and great shape make these specimen and focal point trees in any garden design.
Porches, terraces and patios make great locations for these during the warmer months if you are in a cooler growing zone, any sunny window indoors where they will benefit from full sun best.
In warmer growing zones, these citrus trees can be planted in the yard and would make the loveliest of privacy screens. Plant one as a focal point in your garden. Great anchor plants and for low shade or privacy depending on how many of the lower limbs you prune off!
The glossy foliage and fragrant blooms call pollinators and butterflies to your landscape!
Full sun is the absolute best for these and all fruiting trees. Less sun means fewer blooms and therefore less fruit that is less tasty.
Plants in containers will not need much water during their dormant winter indoors. Citrus trees will not tolerate standing water, so please don't overwater.
For lush plants with dark green leaves and plenty of fruit, use a light hand with fertilizers. For plants that aren't holding on to fruit, consider applying organic citrus fertilizer monthly in spring and again in summer during the growing season.
Feed planted Mandarin container plants again right before you take them outside for the summer. Feed Mandarin planted in the ground once again during the dormant season.
All Citrus despise excessively wet conditions. Be sure to plant yours in a well-draining mixture that doesn't hold excess water. Preferring conditions on the dry side, be sure containers have ample drainage holes.
Only on the commercial market since 2010, there is a pretty good chance that you'll be the first person in your neighborhood to grow these in your own garden or indoor container. Why not guarantee it? Order yours from Nature Hills today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Citrus reticulata 'Tango'|
|Mature Height||8 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|