Basic care for the mandarin tree

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The mandarin is a very nutritious fruit that is also very decorative in any garden, right? It is a highly demanded fruit around the world and comes from Southeast Asia.

In this Green Ecologist article we are going to talk to you about the basic care that a tangerine tree needs so that you always have it healthy in your garden and that it also provides you with rich and tasty tangerines full of vitamin C. Mainly, you will have to take into account the climate, the soil, irrigation, pruning, compost … and you will be able to enjoy its incredible taste and beauty in your garden!

Buy the tree

The first advice I give you is that buy the tree already grown to later transplant it because good results are not always achieved when the mandarin tree is planted from seed. For this reason and to ensure good results, it is better to buy the tree already grown and in a healthy state.

For this, you will have to choose a pot of a good size because it will need its roots to grow freely without oppression. You should pay attention to this especially so that the pot you choose is the right one.

Too much sun

The mandarin tree will need a lot of sun so you will have to choose a privileged place in your garden. Although it is a tree that resists the cold quite well would not survive a frost So if you live in a climate where there may be frequent frosts, I advise you to place the pot of your tree inside your home on colder days and when you want to put it on the ground, do it in a place where the sun always shines.

The importance of the land

The tangerine tree needs a lot of compost and micronutrients for this reason you must always provide a good watering, but it must be an irrigation that does not flood or that is not lacking, that is, it ensures that the earth is moist but not wet.

When you have the tree still in the pot, you should water it only when the upper part of the soil touches it and it is dry. But remember that the first weeks of the transfer to the ground it will need a lot of water until it has fully established in the soil, so it will be better to water it daily.

Compost and pruning

In addition, it is very important that during the first year of the tree's life that fertilize the earth at least twice during the year.

Pruning is also important to be able to discard those weak, diseased or dead branches so the annual pruning it will also be necessary.

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