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Satsuma Mandarin

Fact Sheet: Satsuma Mandarin

 

 

Scientific Name: Citrus unshiu Marcovitch

Common Name: In most citrus producing areas, satsuma mandarin is the preferred name, but satsuma tangerine is also use.

 

Satsumas are grown in cool subtropical regions of Japan, Spain, central China, Korea, Turkey, along the Black Sea in Russia, southern South Africa, South America, and on a small scale in central California and northern Florida. The world’s largest satsuma industry is located in southern Japan where climatic conditions are favorable for the production of early ripening satsuma mandarins of high quality. Selection of slight mutations and seedlings from controlled pollinations over many years has resulted in a collection of over 100 cultivars that differ in date of maturity, fruit shape, color, and quality. ‘Owari’ is the primary satsuma cultivar commercially grown in Florida, but ‘Brown Select’, ‘Early St. Ann’, ‘Silverhill’, and ‘Kimbrough’ are also available.

Fact sheet: Satsuma Mandarin

Planted in Nassau County Extension Demonstration Garden