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Citrus reticulata blanco ssp. Class III

Satsuma Orange

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Scientific Name Citrus reticulata blanco ssp. Class III
Principal Common Name Satsuma Orange
Common Name(s)
Description Sweet, delicate flavor, nearly seedless, medium to large fruit, loose peel and earliest to ripen. Highly cold-resistant; has survived 12º F (-11.11º C. More resistant than the sweet orange to canker, gummosis, psorosis and melanose.
General Comments Believed to have originated in Japan about 350 years ago as a seedling of a cultivar. Principal commercial crop for canning. Keeps well in cool storage.
Nativity Japan
Height Range 6 - 18 FT
Spread Range 6 - 18 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Glossy : Leathery : Smooth
Form Edible : Small Tree : Tree
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Cold Tolerant : Edible : Evergreen : Flavor : Fruit

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