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Help pick a seedless mandarin

Posted by toffee1 z9/sunset z15 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 23, 10 at 21:20

Trying to plant 1-2 seedless mandarin in my backyard. I am in the San Francisco Bay Area Sunset zone 15. I have a blood orange tree and a meyer lemon. Does it mean seedless would be hard to achieve?

What's everybody's favorite mandarin? easy to peel, super sweet, juicy and flavorful.

Thanks for helping.


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RE: Help pick a seedless mandarin

Where exactly in the San Francisco area are you? For instance, if you lived in San Francisco proper I would say that mandarins are very unlikely to ripen. I live in Novato (north bay just south of sonoma county) and have successfully gotten satsuma and kishu to ripen. There are many types of satsuma, the most available of which is owari. I am not a big fan of the flavor of owari, but some people really love it. Kishu is a small seedless mandarin the size of a golf ball with a great, Clementine-like flavor. Tango, another seedless mandarin, probably doesn't get enough heat in the bay area to ripen consistently. Hope this helps.

-Brett


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