Tangelo 'Seminole' - Citrange

Citrus reticulata x paradisi

Featuring a sweet tart flavour, Seminole Tangelos are a cross between a tangerine and grapefruit, resulting in fruit that has all the sweetness of a tangerine with a somewhat tart aftertaste courtesy of the grapefruit parent. Large and very juicy, fruit can be consumed fresh, is suited to salads and can also be used for juice.

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Tangelo 'Seminole' - Citrange

Bred in the USA in 1931 as a juicing fruit, their mild tartness has seen their improved popularity with chefs and garden gourmets. Best peeled like an orange, the thin membrane between the segments makes them popular for fresh easting also.

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Citrus grow best in open positions where they receive full sun, good drainage and shelter from strong winds. They prefer a frost free environment although will tolerate light frost once established. Citrus are well suited to pot culture and are no less productive when kept at 2m tall and 2m wide which also makes maintenance and care more manageable. Always use good quality potting mix in a pot. Citrus have a shallow fibrous root system and underplanting and cultivation below the tree should be avoided. Fertilise monthly with a complete, slow release, pelleted fertiliser all year round. Mulch to conserve moisture. Supplementary water is required during the warmer months. Prepare soil prior to planting by digging a hole twice as wide and deep as the root ball and enriching with compost and pelleted complete fertiliser. Apply seaweed solution after planting. Avoid planting into cold, wet soil. Grafted on to Citrange rootstock which is suited to most citrus, performs well in clay loams and shows tolerance for nematodes. Fruit size and quality from trees on this stock is very good.

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