FRUIT TREE (MANDARIN): Mandarin Hybrid Citrus Tree-Sold per plant-FREE ISLANDWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE
By Nature Touch Farms From Jamaica
Why Our Grafted & Quick Bearing Mandarin Trees?
Mandarin fruit trees produce small, orange citrus fruits that are easy to peel and have a sweet but tangy taste. The fruit of the Mandarin tree is eaten fresh, used in salads, candies, zest, and the skin can be dried and used as a spice for cooking.
Our Mandarin plants are a tangelo hybrid resulting from a cross between a Clementine and a Minneola Tangelo. The result is a very juicy, sweet, easy-to-peel citrus that is the smaller size of a tangerine, with the rich flavor that equals or exceeds many larger oranges.
The trees have beautiful, dark green leaves, very few thorns, and are considered easy to grow.
Our Mandarin plants thrive in warmer weather, or in a container on a deck, or indoors. The Mandarin Tree will reach a mature size of between 8 and 10 feet tall, and 6 to 8 feet wide. Trees grown in pots tend to be somewhat smaller.
Citrus Tree Care
If you are planting your Mandarin Tree in the ground, be sure to allow room for the tree to increase in size as it matures. Select a location that is at least 8 to 10 feet away from any other tree, building, or structure. Plant in a location that gets at least 5 hours of sun per day if possible. The more sunlight your tree gets, the more blooms and fruit it will produce.
The Mandarin Tree does not need to be pruned. However, you can prune your tree to keep it at a desired size. Prune in late fall before blooms appear. Throughout the year, water once per week or less, depending upon soil conditions and drainage. Mandarins must have well-drained soil, never stand in water, and will do better in drier conditions. In fact, their drought tolerance is one of the advantages to growing this tree.
Fruit & Harvesting
The Mandarin tree blooms in spring, and the fruit can be mature and ready to eat as soon as October. Fruit can last on the Mandarin Tree for up to 4 months, so you could have fresh, sweet citrus from this tree until February.
The fruit is ready when it is deep orange and sweet tasting. Do a taste test to know for sure. Mandarins have a thin, very easy-to-peel skin, so unless you are picking a single fruit to eat right at that moment, you must be cautious to not tear the rind as you pick each fruit. When harvesting Mandarins, use hand clippers and carefully clip each fruit from its branch.
The Mandarin tree is self-fertile, and will produce fruit as a single specimen. However, you can dramatically increase the amount of fruit by pairing it with a second Mandarin Tree for cross-pollination. If you are growing your tree exclusively indoors, or indoors for the colder months, you can pollinate the blooms by hand with a sterile cotton swab or a small paint brush, by lightly touching multiple flowers, to simulate the activity of bees and other insects.
It is said that more mandarins, tangerines and tangelo hybrids die from over-watering, than under-watering. Before watering check the soil, and only water your tree if the soil is dry down to at least 2 inches. Properly draining soil for a container-grown Mandarin is essential. Amend potting soil with perlite and sand to help the potted tree drain, and only water when the top few inches have fully dried out.
HOW LONG BEFORE THIS TREE PRODUCE FRUIT?
This depends on the type of tree and the propagation method used to produce the tree. Below is general information regarding the time it takes for your tree to produce fruit.
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees.
AIR LAYERED TREES
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees.
TREES PROPAGATED BY CUTTINGS
They typically produce fruit in 1-2 years. They are copies of matured trees
TREES PROPAGATED BY SEEDLINGS
They typically produce fruit in 6-7 years. There are many exceptions to this rule. For example: Papaya: 1-2 years, Sugar Apple: 1-2 years, Custard Apple: 1-2 years, Soursop: 1-2 years
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We are very careful with packing and handling our plants, however it is the responsibility of the purchaser to promptly unpack, plant and care for the plants appropriately once they arrive.
Please read cultivation notes for each variety carefully, as Nature Touch Farms will not be held accountable for the care of plants once they leave our premises.
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Please note the plants are individually wrapped, prepped and packaged to ensure safety in transit and this takes time.
During busy periods, plant orders can take up to 7 days to process, so please notify us of any dates we need to take into account when sending your plants.
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ORDER PROCESSING & DELIVERY
pick up by appointment at our farm or plant nursery. Other delivery arrangements can be made for an additional fee.
Orders are normally processed & dispatched for delivery on Fridays, once the order has been made on or before Thursday 12 midday and payment has been cleared.
For GoCool Courier delivery pick ups are made from our location on Fridays and delivery done islandwide on Saturdays within the Kingston, Ocho Rios & Montego Bay areas. Other areas within the island, deliveries will be done on Mondays .
For Doorway Express delivery pick up are made from our location on Thursdays, and delivery done islandwide on Fridays within the Corporate Areas, Kingston, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Spanish Town, May Pen & Mandeville on Fridays. Other areas within the island, deliveries will be done on Saturdays.
For each order a Tracking Number is provided to facilitate tracking of your delivery.
Orders can be collected between the hours of 10 am to 5 pm at the nearest Knutsford Express location or at our onsite location.
usually prep the fruit tree before shipping to prevent plant shock during the delivery process. 99% of the time, the trees arrive alive to their final destination. Our trees are shipped in a
grow bag with soil.
We do our very best to ensure that everything is perfect with your order and that you are 100% satisfied.
However, we know that sometimes even with our best efforts things can still go wrong.
Therefore, for every order purchased (fruits, vegetables, spices & seasonings) an additional 10% is provided FREE OF COST to replace any faults/damages/spoilage.
If you receive your order in an unsatisfactory condition, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our email address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876-532--9441. Please do this within 24 hours of receiving your package.
We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within 5 working days.
Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the package back to us at our expense.
WHAT IS YOUR WARRANTY & RETURN POLICY ON THE FRUIT TREES & OTHER PLANTS?
Our warranty only covers the fruit tree and other plants arriving alive and in fair condition. If you receive your fruit tree and/or plant in a condition in which the tree or plant may not survive, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876-532-9441. Please do this within 48 hours of receiving your tree or plant. We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within a few days. Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the plant back to us at our expense. Our warranty does not apply once you have planted the tree or plant on the ground, pot and/or any other container.
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Nature Touch Farm has been in existence since 2004 and has grown from just being a farm which produces exotic watermelons, melons, lettuces, cabbages, plantains and numerous fruit trees.
We have expanded with the addition of our Plant Nurseries boasting a collection of close to 50 varieties of fruit trees.
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