Citrus tangelo - Minneola

The Tangelo or Citrus tangelo - Minneola is hybrid cross between a Mandarin and a Grapefruit. The flavours of its parents are noticeable in the fruit, having a sweet taste, then a tang. It is by far the juiciest fruit of all citrus and makes a refreshing drink. When planted with other citrus, the fruit can be seedy, although this varies from year to year. The Minneola variety has a distinct bump on the top of the fruit, making it slightly pear shaped. The fruit ripens July, August to a deep orange, almost red colour. The amazing fruit colour, contrasting against the glossy dark green foliage makes Citrus tangelo - Minneola a great specimen tree. Strong, vigorous growing tree.

Height: 6 metres.

Width:  4 metres.

Growth rate: Moderate.

Form: Rounded

Foliage: Light to dark green with glossy texture

Flower: White

Tolerances: Citrus tangelo - Minneola likes moist, well-drained soil with neutral ph level. Thrives under part shade to full sun.

Landscape use: Citrus trees, when grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks and pruned, make good tub or conservatory specimens.

Care:  Citrus trees are gross feeders - that means they need to be fed in July, November and March with a good citrus and fruit tree fertiliser. Give them 125 grams for every year of the tree’s age at each of the applications. But when the tree gets to about 10 years old or older it needs 1 1/4 kg of fertiliser. Spread the fertiliser evenly around the drip zone, water in and the tree will power away.

If the Citrus tangelo - Minneola fruits are sour there is a simple way to sweeten them. Sprinkle about six handfuls of sulphate of potash around the tree and then water in with two teaspoons of Epsom salts mixed into 10 litres of water.


Order and delivery details

Our standard prices are as follows. Not all products are available in all sizes and there are some products that are charged at a premium rate.

25cm pots - $45 (minimum order 5)

45 litre bags - $230
75 litre bags - $330

Start From
100 litre bags - $450
150 and 200 litre bags - $550

(orders taken all year, RCB Field Grown Trees are dug and delivered in winter) 3m+ with large developed canopy - $450

Images are provided as a guide only to help identify plants.
Please call (03) 5628 1507 to confirm current stock availabilty,
and current plant size.

Transport to Melbourne: Blerick Tree Farm delivers year round to Melbourne Metro via our own transport. Click here to see delivery costs

Transport Interstate: For Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide, we use a third party plant transport company. Interstate transport is quoted per consignment, based on volume & space.

Transport to these locations will be a minimum of $250.

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm.

Nursery Opening Hours: Friday Saturday and Sunday 11am to 3pm

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