Satsuma Trees
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for the first time in 3 years I have 8 fruits on my satsuma, I have never seen it bloom, anyway, since I discovered the fruit abou

Zone 32514 | spankiegirl added on December 7, 2018 | Answered

t a month and a half ago, it has not gotten any larger nor has it changed color, what should I do

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BushDoctor
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Answered on December 8, 2018

There are two very common trees referred to as "Satsuma". One is a tangerine, and one is a plum. The two couldn't have more of an opposite care regimen. Since it is not specified which I am answering for, I will answer for each.

Satsuma tangerine fruits take, roughly, 9 months to ripen. A month and a half is not very long in the grand scheme of things. You won't see much change in that short of a time period. Patience, and PLENTY of light will be the key to ripening here.

This article will give you more information on the care of these trees:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/tangerine/mandarin-orange-tree-care.htm

The Satsuma plum will be a very different story. Since there is only one tree, it will never produce fruit. It will only ever produce small, green,hard, round, useless "berries" unless you have a second tree. Once there is a pollinator nearby, you can expect a fruit crop from these.

This article will help with these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/satsuma-plum-care.htm

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