Mandarins

Citrus
Mandarins

Ripe citrus provide such bright, cheerful colour in the winter. Our mandarins are produce well this year. We already have eaten about 100 very small Okitsu. It started ripening about 2 months ago and is a very good flavour. The small, heavily laden tree here is Miho. It is producing so much fruit each year it has made hardly any growth. Two years ago it had 11 fruit, last year 22 and this year 55. The tree on the left is Corsica 2 which has a good crop for the first time, much smaller fruit than Miho. It looks as though we will have a good spread of fruit. Encore has a heavy crop which is still completely green—it doesn’t ripen til November – January. I have just planted a Hayward Late orange – we’ve probably got enough sweet citrus now. Two lemons and a lime complete the citrus orchard.