Sunburst Tangerine

The Sunburst Tangerine Tree

Basic Information

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

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size Medium
Fruit Shape Oblate
Fruit Flavor Very Sweet
Rind Thickness Thin
Rind Texture Slightly Bumpy
Rind Color Bright Orange
Flesh Color Orange
Easy to Peel? Very Easy
Seeds 10 to 20 seeds per fruit

Tree Details

Has Thorns? No
Flower Color White
Flower Size Medium
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Size Small-medium
Mature Tree Height in Ground 8′ – 12′
Fruit Bearing Age 3 – 4 years old
Alternate Bearing? Yes
Heat to Sweeten Fruit? Yes

Growing Conditions

Temperature Hardy to 32 ºF
Self-fertile? Yes, use Minneola or similar as pollinizer
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


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