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Tangelo Tree

Tangelo Tree

Regular price $128.00 USD
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Plant Type: Citrus
Plant Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10-15 feet
Flower Color: orange
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Tangelo Tree, a hybrid of Citrus reticulata (mandarin orange or tangerine) and Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis (pomelo or grapefruit), is celebrated for its unique and delicious fruit. The tangelo combines the sweet, juicy flavor of a tangerine with the size and sturdiness of a grapefruit, resulting in a distinctive citrus fruit.

Tangelo trees typically grow to about 15 to 20 feet in height with a spread of 10 to 15 feet. They have a rounded, open canopy with glossy, dark green leaves and often feature fragrant white blossoms in spring. The trees can be somewhat thorny, a trait inherited from their pomelo parentage.

The fruit of the Tangelo Tree is noted for its bright orange skin, which is usually slightly loose, making it easy to peel. The interior is juicy and sweet with a tangy flavor, often seedless or with few seeds. Tangelos are larger than tangerines but smaller than grapefruits, with a distinctive bell shape at the stem end.

Tangelo trees thrive in full sun and require well-draining soil. They need regular watering but are sensitive to overwatering. Like other citrus trees, they are susceptible to frost and may need protection in cooler climates.

In landscaping, Tangelo trees are often planted in home orchards and gardens for their attractive appearance and the delicious fruit they produce. They can also be grown in large containers on patios or terraces in suitable climates.

Overall, the Tangelo Tree is an excellent choice for citrus lovers looking for something a little different. Its unique fruit, combining the best qualities of tangerines and grapefruits, along with its ornamental value and fragrant flowers, make it a popular choice for gardeners in citrus-friendly regions.

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