A recent survey of the predacious mite fauna of satsuma mandarin in Alabama identified 29 species from 9 families, with the dominant species being Typhlodromalus peregrinus Muma and Proprioseiopsis mexicanus (Garman) (Phytoseiidae), and Agistemus floridanus Gonzalez (Stigmaeidae) (Fadamiro et al.
This orchard had ~ 250 citrus trees comprised primarily of satsuma mandarin ('Owari' variety).
Evaluation of acaricides for control of citrus red mite on Satsuma mandarin.
Density suppression of the citrus red mite Panonychus citri (Acari: Tetranychidae) due to the occurrence of Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on Satsuma mandarin.
Satsuma mandarin tangerines are good sources of vitamin A, providing up to 285 RAEs per 100 grams of fruit.
Increasing the consumption of tangerines, particularly Satsuma mandarins (above, in Vietnam), could help reduce vitamin A deficiency in developing countries.
Satsuma mandarins (Citrus reticulata unshui), for example, have much higher amounts of beta-cryptoxanthin than clementines (Citrus reticulata blanco), which in turn have more than other citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits.
SNOW'S CITRUS COURT This family-run orchard in the Sierra Foothills specializes in Satsuma mandarins
, Meyer lemons, limes, pummeloes, kumquats, and blood oranges.
Purshade treated orange and lemon trees in Chile showed an 11 and 8 percent decrease in sunburn, respectively, compared to the untreated trees, and only 10 percent of Satsuma Mandarins
in California treated with Purshade experienced sunburn damage compared to 20 percent sun damage on the untreated control.
Inland, choose varieties that can take cold nights; the Sacramento County UC Master Gardeners recommend 'Bearss' lime, 'Improved Meyer' lemon, satsuma mandarins
, and 'Washington' navel and 'Valencia' oranges.
This is the place to stock up on fresh-off-the-tree Owari satsuma mandarins
, known as "zipper fruit" because they're so easy to peel.
Made from a blend of fresh tangerines including Satsuma mandarins
, Royal tangors, Minneola tangelos, Orlandos, Fairchilds and Kinnows, the juice will be available from early December through the spring.