A: Satsuma mandarin bears its fruit early in the year which makes it a good choice for our area, especially for the home landscape. The name Satsuma comes from a specific province in China. Since the fruit matures before we generally have any ... READ MORE
The panhandle of Florida is a great place to grow citrus with our plentiful sunshine and sandy soil. But some varieties do better than others. Here are some that thrive in the more northerly climes of Florida:
Satsuma mandarin is cold hardy ... READ MORE
As you have read in other articles in this blog, it is too early to fertilize your lawn; however, this is a good time to start fertilizing your citrus to ensure a healthy fruit crop later in the year.
Citrus benefits from regular fertilization ... READ MORE
This week, Northwest Florida received some of the coldest weather in recent years, with lows ranging from 14 ºF to 20 ºF two nights in a row. This had the potential to impact local citrus production areas heavily. It is still too early to ... READ MORE
The National Weather Service has projected a mild freeze of 30°F for the night of November 13th: Does Northwest Florida Citrus Need Protection?
A concrete answer to this question does not exist. Growers must consider several factors including ... READ MORE
The Satsuma Tangerine, Citrus unshiu, is currently the major citrus of economic importance for fruit production in North Florida. Now is the time to act to prevent infestations of Cottony Cushion Scale (Icerya purchasi) since the weather is ... READ MORE
According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning. While mature, dormant Satsuma trees are cold hardy down to 14° – 18 °F, young trees ... READ MORE
According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning. Washington County Horticulture extension agent Matthew Orwat says,” While mature, dormant ... READ MORE