Dancy Tangerine

The Dancy Tangerine Tree

A Dancy Tangerine is a hybrid of a mandarin and a pomelo.

Basic Information

Common Name Dancy Tangerine
Botanical Name Citrus tangerina ‘Dancy’
Location of Origin Orange Mills, Florida, United States
USDA Zones 9 – 11
Can be grown in containers? Yes

Fruit Characteristics

Flower Color White
Fruit Size Medium
Fruit Shape Round
Fruit Flavor Very Sweet
Rind Thickness Thin
Rind Texture Smooth to Slightly Bumpy
Rind Color Deep Orange
Flesh Color Orange
Easy to Peel? Very Easy
Seeds Variable, few to a couple dozen

Tree Details

Has Thorns? Yes, small and bendy
Flower Color White
Flower Size Small-medium
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Size Small-medium
Mature Tree Height in Ground 7′ – 10′
Fruit Bearing Age 3-4 years of age
Alternate Bearing? Yes
Cool to Sweeten Fruit? Yes
Growth Habit Upright

Growing Conditions

Temperature Hardy to 32 ºF
Self-fertile? Yes
Sunlight Required Full Sun
Bloom Season in Minnesota Spring
Harvest Season in Minnesota 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


A Recently pruned Dancy Tangerine tree
This recently pruned Dancy Tangerine Tree will have more sturdy branches next season and should be capable of holding more fruit.