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MANDARIN - IMPERIAL

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Description

A proven early variety that is still very popular today. Excellent colour and flavour; the skin is smooth, glossy, thin and easy to peel. Older trees may develop a biennial bearing habit.

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Great For Kids (#GreatForKids)

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

May, June, July

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Tree now 4 years old, second year of cropping, gave about 200 small but very sweet fruit. Kids love it | Jonathan Levin - Brighton, VIC 17-Aug-2008

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They are yummy but to tell if their ripe look at the colour | Elissa Zhang - Pymble, NSW 17-Apr-2010
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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 9/10

Correy's Edible Fruits
Update: 1398 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Easily the most successfull tree. It fruits for months and months with more fruit then you can eat. The taste is great but there are quite a few seds.

Fruiting Months May, June, July

Planted: 2002

Height 5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pruned By: 40% in After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

We do get lots of aphids on it and I tried white oil however the tree is just so big there is enough leaves for the aphids and the tree to survive.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Loves Fruit Trees says... [822 days 5hrs ago]
Wow Correy, how encouraging. It's great to see you have an Edibles page too!

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Mandarin - Imperial 5/10

HomegrownHeddibles1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2990 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Prone to leaf curling and yellowing in winter due to the cold, but picks up again in spring and summer.  Very healthy.  Requires next to no pruning, except for removal of the occasional browned off twig.

It hasn't fruited yet, but it has tried to.  I live in hope that this year it will come to the party.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 2% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus food, chelated iron, chook poo

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

No pests affecting it, touchwood!


Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 7/10

Townfarm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2670 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Still young.  Ants have been a bit of a problem but have put a sticky guard on the truck which seems to help.  Got a couple of fruit last year (which I probably should have culled).

A few more fruit on at present.  Looking very healthy.

Height 4 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, Blood

Pest Control:

Nothing major.  Sprayed once with oil for black soot.

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 8/10

Brenton's Edible Fruits
Update: 909 days 21hrs

Comments: -

September 2014: Planted in July 2014.  Fantastic new growth from start of September.  Flowered strongly but were al removed to promote root and leaf growth.   Quality potting mix used in combination with compost.  Potting mix has been mixed with pine bark to improve drainage.

November 2014: Growth has slowed on this plant quite a bit since the start of spring but it is still looking healthy and green.  The addition of Dynamic Lifter hasn't really helped spark any growth.  The occaisional flower is still popping up.

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 10/10

Slicko's Edible Fruits
Update: 183 days 21hrs

Comments: -

I had this growing in our last home and it was a wonderful tree and a great bearer of sweet juicy fruit that survived on the tree well.When we moved into our new home I decided to give this another go.

The original did take a long to fruit, I think about 7 years and I had to threaten it with removal before it behaved

June 2016  We had a large crop of smallish fruit so this coming season the fruit will require heavy thinning

December 2016 This tree is doing exceptionally well. I thinned the crop quite heavily for this year as there are so many immature fruit it that I couldn't see it holding them all. I am aldo sure that ckearing the ground of competing grass to the drip line, muclhing and fertilising at the change of each season has made a big  difference.

May 2017. What a great tree this tree is! Over 100 beautiful mandys harvested this year. What a goer!


Fruiting Months May

Planted: 2013

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: citrus fertilizer and compost around the drip line at each change of season

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

White oil for leaf miner and bagging the fruit for fruitfly

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 7/10

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2648 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Developed fruit through a very hot summer and they were dissapointing - very dry and sunburnt. Later varieties may do better here.

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 10 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: see Lemon - meyer

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

See lemon - meyer.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 10/10

MandaB's Edible Fruits
Update: 2352 days 21hrs

Comments: -

pretty tree, supposed to be tasy and productive.

Tried my first fruit of this just now, it was delicious! sweet and juicy, one seed per section easy to peel. Fruited very quickly its only been in the ground a year and it has 8 fruit. I dont pick them off when the trees are young as I have plenty of water (biocycle) and no need for extra deep roots.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: downhill from chook run

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 9/10

Sandyh1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2504 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Fruit is sweet and popular, tree is easy care

Planted: 1997

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial

Terrastrega's Edible Fruits
Update: 1100 days 22hrs

Comments: - Just bought this today 31 Oct 2014. Will be going into the ground tomorrow. It is a dwarf variety. There were tinly fruit forming which I pulled off to allow the plant to concentrate on growing first.

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: No


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Mandarin - Imperial 8/10

Delerium1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2926 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Small mandarine tree - lots of pips! but juicy fruit

Fruiting Months May, June, July, August

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

not been effected

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 7/10

MNash1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2630 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Only planted this winter, Is flowering now in spring.

 

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Hickson

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

white oil and pyrethium (spell)


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Mandarin - Imperial 8/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 2446 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Fast growing screen tree.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Eco oil for control of leaf miner and hand removal of caterpillars.


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 5/10

Steve2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2283 days 24hrs

Comments: - good eating and sweet

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 9/10

Bizibee's Edible Fruits
Update: 2178 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Bought in pot from nursery.  Transplanted into a big pot.  It seems to be struggling.  Any advice?

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 8/10

Gardengirl's Edible Fruits
Update: 1915 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Plonked it in with a bunch of compost and is very happy.

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter and Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, chook poo, blood and bone with trace elements

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 8/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 817 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Gets lots of sun and heat from the brick wall, the plan is to do some kind of informal espalier. The planter box is bottomless.

Got loads of flowers and fruit forming but cut them off to let it grow more before fruiting, it will need a couple more years.

Fruiting Months October

Planted: 2014

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 9/10

Djbarnes's Edible Fruits
Update: 921 days 24hrs

Comments: - The kids love Mandarins, they just can't get enough.
Imperial are good as they are easy to peel and taste good, but the seeds are annoying.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, November, December

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Citris leaf miner and caterpillars are a pain, I check once a week for caterpillars, and pull them off, and use Yates pest oil for the leaf miner, with average success.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 9/10

Ash3's Edible Fruits
Update: 868 days 8hrs

Comments: - Easy to grow and care for. Reliable cropper. Sweet fruit. 


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Caroline1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3019 days 16hrs

Comments: -

growing well

Planted: 2007

Height 1.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost every few months

Pest Control:

eco oil for scale

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted)

Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 2553 days 18hrs

Comments: -

The tree is doing well compared to my other two Japanese mandarin varieties, and is producing lots of new leaves. This may be due to the fact that it gets more sunlight.


Planted in the ground in May 2010.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 8/10

KathK's Edible Fruits
Update: 152 days 14hrs

Comments: - produces beautiful, easy to peel fruit

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 9/10

Gabbie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2635 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Growing well in bonsai bag. Has small buds growing.

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 7/10

Sandy31's Edible Fruits
Update: 1241 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Sweet and juicy fruit.

Dwarf, and  growing in a Pot

Height 2 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: No


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sandy31 says... [4 days 2hrs ago]
Fruited in winter 2017, approx 20 fruits

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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 7/10

Plummer's Edible Fruits
Update:  

Comments: - sdf sdf

Fruiting Months February and March


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Ce2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3015 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Rutaceae

Citrus reticulata

'Imperial'

Imperial Mandarin

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Mandarin - Imperial (Grafted) 3/10

Angela1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2014 days 5hrs

Planted: 2004

Height 2.5 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Question: our tree has only fruited a few times. it looks healthy but the leaves are lime/yellow. I have tried to improve with iron chelates but it didn't make much difference. should I try something else or more of the same. thanks


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Brett's Edible Fruits
Update: 2432 days 16hrs

Comments: -

floods submerge 4days :(

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mandarin - Imperial 6/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2257 days 15hrs

Comments: -

I am a bit nervous about growing citrus as I have heard they are hard work, and I am a novice. The tree is growing slowly.

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Mandarin - Imperial 5/10

Amy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1819 days 0hrs

Comments: - Tasty

Planted: 2007

Water Given in: Spring


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Philpods's Edible Fruits
Update: 1779 days 2hrs

Comments: -

taste


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SimplersJoy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2864 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Previous owners planted this

Planted: 2007

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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Mandarin - Imperial 10/10

Veggypatchmeg's Edible Fruits
Update: 2718 days 24hrs

Comments: -

I am looking for any mandarin seeds


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