Minneola Tangelo Tree

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Homegrown 'Honeybells' Minneola Tangelo Tree!

  • Reddish-Orange Fruit
  • Sweet & Tangy Flavor
  • Sweet Orange & Tangerine Hybrid
  • Easy to Peel
  • Few Seeds & Pulp
  • Bell-Shaped Fruit
  • Fragrant White Blooms
  • Handsome Glossy Green Foliage
  • Wonderful Tree Size & Shape
  • Evergreen Foliage
  • Container & Indoor Grown for Colder Climates
  • Pest & Disease Resistant
  • Late Season Harvest
  • Fresh Eating, Canning, Juicing & Desserts

The Minneola Tangelo (Citrus x 'Minneola') is a delightful cross between white Duncan Grapefruit and sweet Dancy Tangerine. Also called a Honeybell, this beautiful orange-red fruit is a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavor.

The wonderfully fragrant white blooms adorn this tree and attract the attention of anyone viewing as well as any pollinator in your area! Soon the glossy green foliage becomes the backdrop for the developing fruit.

The winter-ripening fruit is gorgeous gems and looks delightful dangling from your tree! The brilliantly colored fruit against glossy dark green leaves is irresistible.

The Minneola Tangelo is a hit with both adults and children! Juicy, easy to peel, and with very few seeds make it a perfect snacking orange. Each fruit has a bell shape, featuring a cute top-knot and a vivid red-orange color!

These fruits have very little pulp, making this a great orange for cooking, canning, and juicing too! The added bonus of the Vitamin C and fiber they contain means you are providing your family with healthy, unprocessed food that requires very little care and stores well!

How to Use Minneola Tangelo Tree In The Landscape

In colder weather climates, bring your Minneola Tangelo tree indoors for the winter and pick fruit inside your home between February and spring. It will be perfectly happy in a container in front of any sunny window.

This winter-ripening fruit tree is an evergreen that can be grown anywhere. Sized wonderfully to tuck into existing orchards and smaller yards, you'll easily be able to keep this tree smaller yet with pruning.

Fantastic trees for patios and porches, these are gorgeous gems to decorate your seating areas, while keeping healthy and delicious treats within arm's reach!

Imagine this tree by your front entry enticing visitors with red-orange gems, or a pair of potted sentries standing at your pool or garden gate! Any sized garden can accommodate these trees with a bit of pruning and even container gardeners and sunny balconies can easily enjoy these fantastic trees!

#ProPlantTips For Care

Citrus trees do their absolute best in full sun. Provide as much direct sunlight as possible and even supplement with grow lights if your indoor location or patio doesn't provide enough.

Protecting Container Citrus From Cold

Although it's famous for growing in warmer regions, it can also thrive in colder areas as long as the tree is brought indoors prior to the first frost of winter.

If you're growing these tropical trees in the ground in the lowest of their favored growing zones, they need to be planted in a sheltered spot to avoid the worst of the chill. If a spot like that is unavailable, then you are better off planting in a large, deep container.

In borderline growing zones, begin slowly acclimating your tree indoors or into a protected location, eventually moving your tree inside in bright indirect sun for the winter if the temperatures in your area ever dip below that 40F range. In spring, reverse this process and begin acclimating your tree to again be back out in the full sun all summer. This reduces stress and leaf drop.

Hardy in USDA growing zones 9-10 when planted outdoors, growers in colder climates can bring these trees indoors as soon as temperatures dip, bringing them back out in spring.

Citrus Tree's bane is soggy soil, so plant your tree in very well-draining soil that doesn't hold excess moisture. Be sure to provide fertile soil and fertilizer 3-4 times a year, doing best in an acid-loving or Citrus Tree fertilizer.

Water sparingly, but evenly when planted outdoors but do not allow young trees to dry out much between waterings their first year, afterward, allow your root system to dry out a bit before watering again. Container trees will need a bit more watering, deeply soaking the roots and then allowing them to dry out. Be sure to provide excellent drainage holes for excess water to drain away.

This variety of Citrus Tree was released in 1931 and has been a family favorite ever since! The Minneola Tangelo is an easy-to-grow, stunning tree that offers year-round interest and a healthy snack alternative in any climate. Order your own homegrown Honeybells for you and your family today at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Minneola Tangelo Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-10 (Patio 4-10)
Growing Zones 9-10 (Patio 4-10)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus x 'Minneola'
Type Evergreen
Size Semi Dwarf
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 Years
Fragrant Yes

Notice On Shipping Citrus: Agricultural Laws Prevent Us From Shipping Citrus Trees Into AZ, LA, TX, and Maybe Prevented in FL or CA