Tag Archive: Satsuma

In Case You Missed It – Cucurbit & Satsuma Meeting Content is now Online

Dr. Pete Andersen talks about satsuma varieties at the Panhandle Satsuma Meeting in Marianna. Thank you to all those who attended the Tri-State Cucurbit and Panhandle Satsuma Meetings held in Jackson County!  We had a great turnout at both meetings, and we even had some folks from as far away as Statesboro, GA.  Don’t fret if …

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2016 Panhandle Satsuma Meeting January 21st

2016 Panhandle Satsuma Production Meeting – January 21, 2016 Jackson County Extension Office – Marianna, FL This educational workshop is designed to provide citrus producers and potential producers with the latest production information. This is a sponsored event, with no registration fee, but we do ask that you RSVP: by phone  850-482-9620 – via email …

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Satsuma Harvest Ongoing – A Thanksgiving Tradition

Satsuma fruit, harvested with their stem intact to ensure longevity when stored. Image Credit: Dr. Pete Andersen The satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu) is a popular dooryard fruit tree, and emerging crop, across the Florida Panhandle. 100-150 years ago it was a major cash crop for the region, with boxcar loads being shipped to the Northeast during the months of October-December. …

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Satsuma Protection in Cold Weather Extremes

Citrus tree in Jackson County under the protection of a micro-irrigation system. Image Credit Doug Mayo This week, Northwest Florida received some of the coldest weather in recent years, with lows ranging from 14 ºF to 20 ºF two nights in a row. This had the potential to impact local citrus production areas heavily. It is still …

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Protect Young Satsuma Trees when Temperatures drop into the 20′s

Mature, dormant Satsuma trees are cold hardy down to 14° – 18 °F, young trees need protection if temperatures dip into the upper 20s. Photo credit David Marshall According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning. Washington County Horticulture extension agent …

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Protect Young Satsuma Trees

According to the National Weather Service a mild freeze is predicted for Northwest Florida this weekend, specifically Saturday night to Sunday morning. Washington County Horticulture extension agent Matthew Orwat says,” While mature, dormant Satsuma trees are cold hardy down to 14° – 18 °F, young trees need protection if temperatures dip into the upper 20s.” …

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Satsuma: a New (Old) Alternative Crop for North Florida

A Two Year Old Satsuma Grove Near Marianna, Florida around 1920State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/156264   North Florida, specifically Jackson County, according to citrus industry historians was once known as the ‘Satsuma Capital of the World.” During it’s peak, there were more than 3000 total acres dedicated to Satsuma production in the Florida …

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