June 4, 2015

Bringing Home a Baby Satsuma Tree

baby mandarin tree

Have you ever wanted to grow your own farm fresh mandarins? We have a limited supply of baby Owari Satsuma Mandarin trees, the same ones that we recently planted on the farm. These ever greens are 18 months old and will be delivered to your door in a 10” x 4” x 4” pot.

mandarin growing on tree

Your baby Satsuma tree will grow faster if they don’t have blossoms or fruit. Some people choose to remove the first two years of blossoms so that the tree can focus its energy on growing. But if you decide that you don’t want to do that, your baby Satsuma will still grow-up just fine.

mandarin blossom and bee

Simply plant your tree in full sun, water weekly during the hot months and fertilize once or twice a year with an organic citrus blend from your local hardware store. If you choose to plant your Satsuma in a large pot (24 inches in diameter), it may need to be fertilized a little more, two to three times during the spring and summer.

mandarin on wood

Your baby tree, if planted in the ground, will grow to be 6’ tall and 6’ wide by the time it is full grown. Trees planted in a pot will be a little more dwarf in size. Your first harvest should be ready just in time for Thanksgiving.

How To Add A Baby Owari Satsuma Mandarin Tree To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

Not part of our farm family? Find out if we deliver to your neighborhood.