Cold Hardy Winter-Spring Citrus Variety Recommendation?
I'm looking for a good hardy citrus for out of hand eating from January to April or May in coastal South Carolina (planted outdoors in a favorable microclimate). I was considering getting a Gold Nugget, Yosemite Gold, Tango, Page, or California Honey mandarin, but I'm worried that although the plant may be cold hardy, the fruit itself may not be. I have heard anecdotally that spring mandarins can be tough to ripen even in areas where fall/early winter mandarins do fine.
This will be supplementing my Browns Select and Owari satsumas, indoor Moro blood orange and indoor Oro Blanco. I'd like to have a somewhat steady harvest from late fall to spring.
Thoughts and perspectives are welcome.