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Large, puffy, grandular,dry fruit that's what I get off my xie shan. Planted 4 years ago along with brown select, miho, okitsu and owari, all in ground and all received the same treatment and fertilizer. Great fruit from all but the xie shan, I am not going to fertilizer the xie shan this year and see if that helps, if not it's going to the burn pile. Would not recommend the xie shan.
Satsumas get puffy and dry if left hanging on the tree too long. Xie Shan is one of the earliest satsuma varieties to ripen, in some cases as early as the last part of September or the first part of October. Don't let them hand on the tree. My Xie Shans were delicious this year.