Cold-hardy citrus is grown across a few thousand acres in more than 16 counties in North Florida and South Georgia. The satsuma mandarin is a cold-hardy species that has been grown throughout North Florida since the 1800s. The fruit is typically medium sized, a reddish orange color and can produce the highest quality in cooler winters and hotter summers.
In April, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences hosted an orchard field day at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra. Muhammad Shahid, an assistant professor in horticulture at the North Florida Research and Education Center, presented an overview of Florida’s cold-hardy citrus during the event.
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