Why is my Owari Satsuma so bland?
So I have a small Owari Satsuma tree that I put in the ground last spring. It set quite a bit of fruit, but I pulled most off, leaving only two. They've started turning orange, so I tried one today. It wasn't terrible or anything, but I found it to be pretty bland. It was sweet, but with very little tartness or richness of flavor. Maybe slightly dry, too. I've had many satsumas before, but I've never known the variety. I was under the impression that Owari continues to be pretty highly regarded, even with all the new varieties that are available. I've heard that Satsumas improve with age - perhaps my tree is too young. Or perhaps it was this year's drought. Or maybe I watered too much? Maybe I picked it too soon? Or too late? Does anyone have any thoughts about this? I'm pretty new to fruit growing... Thanks!