Satsuma Trees
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Why do the satsumas on my tree never ripen

Zone 39645 | hotpepper added on September 13, 2014 | Answered

The first year the fruit was very orange, soft and sweet. Now they turn yellow but stay very hard and are extremely bitter.

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theficuswrangler
Answered on September 14, 2014

When you say first year, I'm assuming that means the fruit that was on the tree when you bought it. If you give your tree the care it needs, and are patient, it should come around. Remember, it was removed from its nice cushy nursery to a big new world. It has to develop roots and do a bunch of growing. Other than youth, hard bitter fruit is most often caused by insufficient sun, environmental extremes, or water stress (too much then too little.) This article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/tangerine/mandarin-orange-tree-care.htm

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