We have so many lovely citrus varieties that you can choose from on our multi-grafted fruit trees; we thought we'd better introduce them all.
The Afourer Mandarin is an easy to peel variety with a smooth thin rind. Rich flavour, sweet, juicy and low-seeded. They are a good source of vitamin C, A and dietary fibre. It is a perfect addition to a fruit lovers garden; great in salads and lunchboxes.
Notes: Our early fruiting mandarin.
Fruit characteristics: Easy to segment and eat straight from the tree.
Blossoms: Creamy white
Pollination Information: Afourer mandarins are self-fertile.
Height: When planted in the ground our multi-grafted citrus Fruit Salad Trees will grow to approximately 2 metres.
Fruiting Season: July - October
Preferred Climate: Subtropical, Warm temperate but will grow in most regions of Australia with proper care.
Location: at least 6 hours of full sun (morning sun is best), protected from the wind, and when in a warm climate do not locate your fruit trees too close to fencing that retains heat (eg colorbond). Potted plants do enjoy a daily misting for humidity as will placing a tray with rocks filled with water under the plant as the water evaporates.
Soil: Well drained loamy soil with a pH around 6.0 -7.0. Adding lime to your soil will increase your pH and sulphur will lower it. For more information click here
Fertilisation: Add some old compost or manure to your soil as citrus trees grow well in nitrogen rich soils. You can also consider adding a slow release fertiliser with trace elements (when grown in pots you may need to fertilise more regularly). Always follow the directions on the container.
Pruning: Remember to balance your multi-grafted Fruit Salad citrus tree every 2-3 weeks during the growing phase of Spring and Summer and as the weather cools, once a month for best results!
Frost: At maturity your Fruit Salad Tree will be able to grow in temperatures of -8C. Note: While a citrus tree is young it is advisable to look at frost preventative measures.
Watering in pots: Keep the soil moist but not wet! If growing in a pot don’t sit it in water - citrus hate wet feet, but love drained soil, so ensure that there is a chance for good drainage.
Watering in the ground: Over Winter, aim to keep the soil moist, and over Summer, try to give it a good deep water every week or so, depending on your area, so that the water reaches the deeper roots and doesn't pool at the top layers of soil.
For further tips on growing your multi-grafted Fruit Salad Tree look at balancing your Fruit Salad Tree, planting your tree in a pot, planting your tree in the ground, find out what causes citrus leaves to turn yellow, and what causes citrus leaves to curl.
Check out our comprehensive Pest + Disease Guide for clues on what might be hindering the growth of your Fruit Salad Tree.
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White Satin Nectarines are loaded with Vitamin C, antioxidants and potassium. They are fantastic in salads and is desserts but we prefer them best straight off the tree for morning tea! Super sweet with low acid levels. Grow one today with one of our many other beautiful stone fruit varieties!