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What is ‘Mandarin F” ?
« on: February 20, 2021, 02:27:15 PM »
If mandarin s.. sorry “manderin s” is presumably satsuma than what is manderin F?
According to these people’s satsuma tags they’re not even hardy under 32 degrees.



I cannot think of any mandarin or tangerine that starts with f? There are actually quite a few of these grafted trees around town labeled mandarin f and s
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Re: What is ‘Mandarin F” ?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 01:00:28 PM »
I’ve learned not to trust the tags on fruit trees sold at big box stores. I’ve plaoabout three Granny Smith apple trees over the years that ended up being a red who-knows-what. I’d say if you care about variety, only buy from a reputable nursery so you know what you’re getting. Rootstock variety may be important to you too if you want a cold hardy citrus.

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Re: What is ‘Mandarin F” ?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 01:27:59 PM »
I don’t have much problem distinguishing most of the typical citrus if they’re unlabeled (doesn’t happen too much here). Just wondering what a mandarin f is though, couldn’t they elaborate?!

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Re: What is ‘Mandarin F” ?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 03:10:44 PM »
Perhaps mandarins, or even Citrus as a whole are category "F" of an inventory system file?

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Re: What is ‘Mandarin F” ?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 05:23:43 PM »
Perhaps it means Mandarin ‘Fruit’. Just a wild guess. At a big box store (C) one year they had some nice tomato plants. Their labels all said something like, ‘Tomato Plant’. I did not buy this unknown variety of tomato. Maybe that was better than labeling the plants with the wrong named tomato variety. I hope this makes sense. Both circumstances are ‘weird’ ! Tom

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Re: What is ‘Mandarin F” ?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 06:04:48 PM »
"Manderin" is spelled wrong to begin with... Probably just a certain nursery's way to classify their stock.

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Re: What is ‘Mandarin F” ?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 07:24:25 PM »
If mandarin s.. sorry “manderin s” is presumably satsuma than what is manderin F?
According to these people’s satsuma tags they’re not even hardy under 32 degrees.



I cannot think of any mandarin or tangerine that starts with f? There are actually quite a few of these grafted trees around town labeled mandarin f and s

Fall Glow is the only Tangerine that came to my mind that begins with an "F." Interestingly enough, the harvest season on the tag falls within the range listed by the University of Florida.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ch075&ved=2ahUKEwiA9JqanYHvAhWiwFkKHWaPCfoQFjABegQIDRAC&usg=AOvVaw1HOLTdEz4PFqawDc_W3utz&cshid=1614125361388

When I looked at my old citrus book, Fairchild, Fortune, and Fremont are some other F manderins. All were bred in California to produce Clementine like fruit over an extended season. Of those Fairchild might be the only suspect because it is the earliest to produce. I highly doubt that any of those are what you have, though, because I have never heard of their being commonly grown here in Florida.

 

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