You will not buy tangerines again. Plant them in a flowerpot and you will always have hundreds of them
The tangerine (Citrus tangerina) is an orange-colored citrus fruit that is closely related to, or possibly a type of, mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata).
The name was first used for fruit coming from Tangier, Morocco, described as a mandarin variety. Under the Tanaka classification system, Citrus tangerina is considered a separate species. Under the Swingle system, tangerines are considered to be a group of mandarin (C. reticulata) varieties.
While tangerines genetically resemble mandarins, the genetics are still not thoroughly studied. The term is currently applied to any reddish-orange mandarin (and, in some jurisdictions, mandarin-like hybrids, including some tangors), but the term “tangerine” may yet acquire a definite genetic meaning.
Tangerines are smaller and less rounded than common oranges. The taste is considered less sour, as well as sweeter and stronger, than that of an orange. A ripe tangerine is firm to slightly soft, heavy for its size, and pebbly-skinned with no deep grooves, as well as orange in color. The peel is very thin, with very little bitter white mesocarp,
which makes them usually easier to peel and to split into segments. All of these traits are shared by mandarins generally.
The tangerine is undoubtedly one of the tastiest citric fruits and that’s why many people like it so much. It possesses an exquisite flavor and an amazing aroma that makes it irresistible.
This citric autumnal fruit can offer you many health benefits. It strengthens the immune system, it contains anti-inflammatory properties, it helps you to have a proper lung functioning etc.
Fortunately, now you can cultivate your own tangerines at home, whether in the garden or in flowerpots! In this article, we are going to show you how you can cultivate this wonderful citric fruit and you will realize that it is very easy and economic.
How to cultivate tangerines:
Choose a medium sized flowerpot and make sure that it has holes at the bottom that will serve for drainage.
Use organic soil and small stones in the bottom to obtain a better drainage. You can also use a little of sand in the ground for a major ventilation.
Sow the seeds and cover them very well, without pressing firmly.
Put the flowerpot in an area where it can obtain sunlight.
You must water the plant when the ground feels dry to an inch deep.
Cut the broken or withered branches.
Put a little fertilizer rich in magnesium, iron and zinc from time to time.
The tangerines must be gathered carefully without damaging them.
So, why would you waste money on buying sprayed tangerines at the market, when you can cultivate your own at home? Cheer yourself up and enjoy this delicious citrus fruit!