satsumas fruiting in NC Piedmont
I probably should have thinned my satsuma harder. I assumed it would abort all or most of its fruit, but I don't think it aborted any. This was my first crop. All 9 sized up really nice, but the little tree probably would have grown more if it hadn't carried so much fruit. Other than some protection on the coldest winter nights it was surprisingly easy to grow, at least so far. I can't remember if it went in the ground in the spring or fall of 2012. I bought the tree from Stan McKenzie/McKenzie Farms along with a citrumelo and citrangequat that haven't fruited yet. I ate one (divided with my wife and children) and it was very good. The other 8 are still on the tree. These photos were taken at different points over the last month or two.