Tangelo - Minneola

Citrus reticulata x C. paradisi

Tangelo Minneola Fruit cut in half By Amada44 [GFDL,CC BY 3.0] (Photo Credits)

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Minneola is a medium to very large, round to bell shaped fruit with a pronounced neck. The deep orange to red-orange coloured skin has a smooth pebbly peel. Very few seeds. For pollination, any mandarin but the Satsumas will do.
Other Names: Citrus


Specifications of Tangelo - Minneola

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

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 July, August, September, October

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Tangelo - Minneola Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 10months ago


The fruit are beutiful deep orangle colored and very juicy. Also well floured with a mid mild type sweetness. Flavour improves when left on tree until dead ripe and loose to pick. They are easy to peel like mandarines and have mostly few seeds. My 3m t...

★★★★ 1y ago

CARINA, QLD, Australia

Fruit is wonderful, slightly sour and made beautiful juice squeezed freshly each dy, picked straight from the tree.

★★★★★ 2y ago


I think Tangelos are the most delicious citrus. Haven't been able to find one to put in the ground yet, but I will!

Aaron Siemienow1
★★★ 2y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

Planted 2017 (in winter - mistake) has yellow leaves, seems sick, hasnt grown much. sprayed with epsom salts, seems a bit better now and putting on new growth and flowering

Dimity Cottage1
★★★★ 5y ago


This is one of my favourite Citrus fruits

★★★★ 5y ago

THAGOONA, QLD, Australia

Too young to tell. Just planted. It's currently in full sun. I water almost daily depending on weather. I planted in a 75 litre planter bag with a big bottom layer of course grade pine bark then kind of equal amounts of good quality potty mix, coir ...

★★★★★ 10y ago

Greenbank, Qld, Australia

This is planted over my late cat and she has proved to be valuable fertiliser, it is twice the size of the other citrus planted at the same time! I love this fruit. It can vary from quite sweet to sour/bitter so try to get one you like. I love them all...

★★★★★ 10y ago


For details on feeding etc see Lemon - meyer.Lovely fat fruit this year (2010) focussed on pruning for strong framework and removed flowers for first 2 yrs.Carried an awesome crop this season no problems but had to thin some of the bunches. Needs a fai...

★★★★ 10y ago

TUCKOMBIL, NSW, australia

Delicious juicy fruit, hardly any seeds.  Beautiful coloured fruit, very decorative.

★★★★★ 10y ago

Logan Village, QLD, Australia

This tree has been bearing 18 months after planting and has the most beautiful, very juicy fruit.  Tastes like inbetween a mandarine  and grapefruit We have 47 different trees and most come from Daleys nursery when we go for a drive to Kyogle.

★★★★ 11y ago

, CA, US

just got it, now flowering like crazy, i think it might be stressed. hopefully some fruit will come of it, am currently keeping it next to my Dancy tangerines for cross-pollination.

★★★★ 11y ago

New Lambton Heights, NSW, Australia

slight prune early spring any long branches shorten for more sturdy tree

★★★★ 11y ago

Kambah, ACT, Australia

My little Tangello is doing OK considering the climate in Canberra. It has survived its first winter here. Looking forward to flowers and fruit. In the meantime I am sending a photo of my Lemonade tree which is a great producer.

★★★★★ 12y ago


For details on feeding etc see Lemon - meyer.Lovely fat fruit this year (2010) literally bursting with juice. Highly recommend this variety.

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