Shiranui Citrus Tree Sumo

$80.00

Available on backorder

Description

One-year-old plants are budwood grafted on rough orange rootstock, staked and planted in citra-pots. ALL CITRUS IS GREENHOUSE GROWN. Please take care to acclimate your baby trees to their new environment. Protect from full sun and begin exposing trees to sun gradually. Water daily – even if you think you shouldn’t. If you are in a very hot area, please protect from sun until the plant is of a mature size.

I would rather not sell to people in desert-like or desert areas. If you buy a citrus tree, please be sure it can survive in your area.

The Shiranui is a Japanese hybrid between a Ponkan Tangerine and a Kiyomi Tangor. It is often called the “Ugly Fruit”, but it is one of the sweetest, if not the sweetest, fresh eating variety available. It is a “must-have” on your citrus list. The size, color and shape are similar to to a Sumo Citrus.

Shiranui citrus oranges have a thick outer layer that’s very easy to peel, due to its lack of albedo – the white netting around the sections.

You’ve likely seen Shiranui in your produce, and you’ll see them now through April. A large, lumpy (some may say ugly) piece of orange fruit with a bump near the stem. But what exactly is this special looking fruit? It’s a Shiranui mandarin!

The name ‘Shiranui’ is the generic term for this variety of citrus. You may have seen this variety marketed in grocery stores as ‘Sumo Citrus’ which is a trademarked name for the variety. In Japan, they are widely known as ‘Dekopons’. No matter what you call them, they are easily recognized by their distinctive appearance.

The Shiranui mandarin is a hybrid between a Ponkan tangerine and a Kiyomi Tangor (sweet orange x satsuma mandarin). They are easy to peel, sweet, and seedless. Shiranuis are considered to be one of the sweetest and most flavorful varieties of citrus on the market. The fruit are large and have a large protruding bump near the stem that resembles the top knot hairstyle of a Japanese sumo wrestler (hence the trademarked name ‘Sumo Citrus’).

One-year-old trees 1-2 ft tall.

One-year-old plants are budwood grafted on rough orange rootstock, staked and planted in citra-pots. ALL CITRUS IS GREENHOUSE GROWN. Please take care to acclimate your baby trees to their new environment. If grown in a container, please water daily during hot months. Protect from full sun and begin exposing trees to sun gradually. Shiranui grows 12-15 ft at maturity.

Tree Pots will have Soil Moist Gel in package when shipped. Please remove as soon as possible. May be kept and grown in Tree Pots until roots emerge from bottom of pot if you wish.

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About our watermark on images: People have been taking our images and using them as their own. We do not generally wholesale plants, so the chances of you getting the same plants from another vendor is highly unlikely. If they had these plants, they could take their own pictures.

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All citrus is certified by the Georgia Citrus Growers Association.

We are a licensed Georgia Department of Agriculture Live Plant Grower. License #39793

Please be aware of your state laws. If your package is confiscated by any Department of Agriculture, or damaged during inspection by any Department, I will NOT refund your shipping costs and will ONLY refund “Item Cost” if and when the PLANTS ARE RETURNED ALIVE.

We package our items as carefully as possible and use extra care at our expense to make the plant as safe as possible. We only send plants packaged as well as we’d like to receive. If plants are damaged by the postal service, I will assist you in filing a claim by supplying a copy of the shipping label, but once the plant reaches you, if damaged, it is your responsibility to file a claim with your local post office.

We’re sorry, but we do not ship citrus to Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.

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