Our Mandarin Range
Because of their dense foliage and colourful fruit Mandarins make great espaliers and hedges.
Mandarins can be biennial (crops every two years). To minimise this occurring remove a small percentage of developing fruits (green fruit the size of a 10 cent piece) on heavy crops.
Also see our dwarf mandarin range which includes our Dwarf Imperial Mandarin, Dwarf Emperor Mandarin, Dwarf Engalls Seedless Mandarin.
IMPERIAL MANDARIN (Citrus reticulata ‘Imperial’)
Australia’s most popular grown commercial mandarin, also ideal for the backyard producing excellent quality fruit. They are medium to large in size, easy to peel, juicy and a great strong flavour, with a few seeds. Fruit ripens late autumn, into early winter. A strong growing tree, with upright growth. Increase the size of the fruit by thinning as it is developing. If you only have room for one mandarin, this is the one for you. Also see our Dwarf Imperial Mandarin variety.
MANDARIN EMPEROR (Citrus reticulata ‘Emperor’)
Another great mandarin, which produces excellent fruit year after year. Large puffy skin that forms completely separate from the flesh makes this mandarin the easiest to peel. Good flavour, a few seeds and a strong growing tree. Fruit ripens mid winter, after the Imperial. To harvest mandarins over a longer period, plant both an Imperial and Emperor. Also see our Dwarf Mandarin Emperor variety.
MANDARIN ROBBIE ENGALL’S SEEDLESS (Citrus unshiu)
This is a superior form of Satsuma mandarin, selected by the late Robbie Engall. It is a fantastic mandarin for the kids, with large fruit, puffy skin, making it easy to peel, mild flavour and no seeds. Fruit ripens early, in April and May on a small growing tree, making it ideal for the courtyard garden or in a pot. Encourage your kids to be healthy and plant one today! Also see our Dwarf Engall's Seedless variety.
MANDARIN CLEMENTINE (Citrus reticulata ‘Clementine’)
There are many different strains, all sold under the name of clementine. The variety, we grow is Nules clementine, a newer variety to Australia. Fruit is medium sized, easy to peel with a good flavour and a few seeds. The fruit ripens mid winter. A vigorous tree.
MANDARIN HICKSON (Citrus reticulata ‘Hickson’)
The Hickson Mandarin originated in Queensland and is a medium, upright tree growing to around 4 metres in the ground. The fruit is large, bright orange, easy to peel and distinctly segmented. They are an extremely juicy variety with some seeds and stores well. It is a mid-season producer with fruit ripening in July. This variety prefers a warm climate, but will cope with cool Winters, although the leaves may yellow.
MANDARIN AFOURER (Citrus reticulata)
The Afourer is an attractive medium growing tree reaching around 3 metres if planted in the ground in ideal conditions. The fruit is a vibrant, rich orange colour and is sweet and juicy with a distinct honey flavour, minimal seeds and a smooth easy-peel skin. This variety produces extremely well, and is great as a specimen plant in the garden or in a large pot.
MANDARIN ELLENDALE (Citrus reticulata ‘Ellendale’)
An old-fashioned mandarin that was developed in Queensland and is not as popular as it once was due to the thin, tight skin making it harder to peel. It is a medium sized tree growing to around 4 metres in the ground in its lifetime. The fruit is large and very juicy, with dark orange flesh, and a slightly flat shape. This variety has some seeds. Fruit ripens in July - August, but may fruit in alternate years.