Brown Select Satsuma

The Brown Select Satsuma Tree

Brown Select is a Satsuma which is a cultivar closely related to a mandarin and oftentimes grouped under mandarin.  Satsumas are known for their very sweet flavor, easiness to peel, and cold tolerance. This is the only variety of tree that I own two of, an unintended ordering mistake.

Basic Information

Common Name Brown Select Satsuma
Botanical Name Citrus reticulata ‘Brown Select’
Location of Origin Louisiana, United States
USDA Zones 8A-11
Can be grown in containers? Yes

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size Medium
Fruit Shape Round, squat
Fruit Flavor Very Sweet
Rind Thickness Thin
Rind Texture Slightly Bumpy
Rind Color Bright Orange
Flesh Color Orange
Easy to Peel? Very Easy
Seeds Seedless

Tree Details

Has Thorns? No
Flower Color White
Flower Size Medium
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Size Small-medium
Mature Tree Height in Ground 8′ – 10′
Fruit Bearing Age 3 – 4 years old
Alternate Bearing? Yes
Cool to Sweeten Fruit? Yes

Growing Conditions

Temperature Hardy to 26 ºF
Self-fertile? Yes
Sunlight Required Full Sun
Bloom Season in Minnesota Spring/Summer
Harvest Season in Minnesota Fall/Winter
Average Spring/Summer Watering Once every 1-2 weeks, more often when hot
Average Fall/Winter Watering Once every 3 weeks

Guides for Growing in Containers


Brown Select Satsuma #1
Brown Select Satsuma #1
Brown Select Satsuma #2
Brown Select Satsuma #2
brown select mid-late august 2018
mid-late August 2018