Mandarin / Tangerine
May bear alternate years. Imported from Morocco. Vigorous, upright growth. Attractive medium size fruit with smooth reddish-orange rind & flesh. Easy to peel, nearly seedless & excellent flavor. Available as a standard size tree that will grow to 15 feet +. Few seeds & bears Jan. to May
Excellent early Tangerine. The tree has a weeping habit. Small to medium sized fruit, of deep orange-red color. Easy peeling, sweet & juicy. Available as a Semi-dwarf, 10-12 feet max. Very few seeds, produces Nov. to April.
The fruit is small to medium size with that traditional orange-red color. Moderately juicy with a rich acidic flavor. Peels easily. Moderate amount of juice. Rind gets puffy with maturity. Upright growth & a few thorns. Principle variety in California. Excellent quality. Seeded, bears Dec. to Apr. Semi-dwarf tree to 12 feet.
Mid to late season, and adapts well from coastal regions to intermediate regions. Growth habit is open and up-right with dark green foliage. The fruit peels exceptionally easy, has a mild & pleasant flavor. The fruit size is small, with a yellow-orange rind. Semi-dwarf to 12 foot tall, bearing Mar. to July. Seedless.
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Cold chill hours can be a little confusing. Basically they are the number of hours below 45°F subtracting the number of hours above 60°F between the months of November and February.
If you live in or around any of these areas, your average chill hours are:
- Malibu, Ventura, Santa Barbara: ± 300 Hours
- San Fernando Valley, Fillmore, Simi Valley: ± 800 Hours or less
- Santa Clarita, Lancaster: 800 Hours or more
There is no simple test for "Chill Hours" and they are calculated as an average. Each winter season differs in total chill hours accumulated, which can affect fruit production. Most of the fruit trees we carry at Otto & Sons are classified as low chill requirement and are better matched for our Southern California chill hours.