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Regional name:
Marathi - Santra, Narangi: Hindi - Santra, Bengali - Kamala, Gujarati - Santra, Kannada - Kithilai, Malayalam - Madhura Naranga, Punjabi - Santra, Sanskrit - Airavata, Tamil - Kichili Pazham, Telugu - Kamala Pandu, Urdu - Narangi
Fruit Plants, Trees, Medicinal Plants
Rutaceae or Lemon family

1. Introduction to Citrus Reticulata

Citrus Reticulata, commonly known as the mandarin orange or tangerine tree, is a small, evergreen tree native to Asia. It belongs to the Rutaceae family and produces small, sweet, and juicy fruits called mandarins or tangerines. The tree is popular for its attractive appearance, fragrant flowers, and delicious fruits.

2. Plantation

  • Choosing the Location: Citrus Reticulata trees require a sunny location with well-draining soil. They can be grown in USDA hardiness zones 9-11.

  • Soil Preparation: Amend the soil with organic matter to improve its structure, drainage, and fertility. The ideal pH range is between 6.0 and 6.5.

  • Planting: Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and place the tree into the hole. Fill the hole with soil and press gently to eliminate air pockets. Water thoroughly after planting.

3. Growing

  • Watering: Citrus Reticulata trees need consistent moisture, but avoid overwatering. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings.

  • Fertilizing: Use a balanced citrus fertilizer, following the package instructions. Apply it during the growing season, usually in spring and summer.

  • Pruning: Prune the tree to maintain its shape, promote air circulation, and remove dead or damaged branches. Prune in late winter or early spring.

4. Care

  • Pest Management: Inspect the tree regularly for pests such as aphids, scale insects, and spider mites. Use insecticidal soap, neem oil, or horticultural oil to control them.

  • Disease Control: Prevent fungal diseases by providing proper air circulation and avoiding overwatering. If diseases appear, treat with a suitable fungicide.

  • Frost Protection: In colder climates, protect the tree from frost by covering it with a frost cloth or moving it indoors if it is in a container.

5. Benefits

  • Nutritional Value: Mandarins are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, and antioxidants, which can support overall health and wellness.

  • Ornamental Value: The Citrus Reticulata tree adds beauty to the landscape with its glossy green leaves, fragrant white flowers, and colorful fruits.

  • Culinary Uses: Mandarins can be enjoyed fresh, juiced, or used in various recipes such as salads, desserts, and sauces.

  • Economic Value: Mandarin oranges are an important crop in many countries, providing income for farmers and contributing to the global economy.