Our Kishu Mandarin trees are grafted to semi dwarf rootstock.
This cultivar is small but mighty, it's a great plant for those who may have a growing family and would like to have them be involved. This tiny mandarin also makes a fantastic container plant! Because of its small fruit size, the tree doesn’t need as much energy in order to support a bunch of fruit, which is nice for container life. Kishu tastes so sweet it’s almost like candy with a nice background of acidity which also makes this a pleasant citrus to snack on. This particular variety of Kishu is the seedless variety called mukaku kishu. These fruits are not cultivated commercially due to the small size and delicate nature so they’re considered a specialty cultivar. Kishu can be used in lots of culinary ways, dipped in chocolate, tossed in salads, used on a charcuterie or cheese board, dressings, vinaigrettes, sauces and syrups. The peel has been reported to be used in a Japanese spice mix called shichimi togarashi.
It has been reported to be a bit sensitive to cold, only being able to handle down to 32F, however, there has been reports that it can handle colder temperatures but this should be handled with caution. It ripens between November and January with its blooming time between late winter and early spring. This is a zone 9 and up tree but in a pot you can bring it inside or have it in a greenhouse. Once picked, the fruit will last around a week in room temperature and 1 to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
* Photos of fruit are stock photos and as such may not 100% represent the fruit to expect in your specific climate.
Please keep in mind that we are unable to ship any citrus to AZ, CA, HI, FL, LA, TX. These restrictions are due to USDA Agricultural laws. We do ship growing supplies such as potting mix, fertilizer and non citrus material items to AZ, FL, LA, and TX.
- We ship via UPS Ground
- We are currently only shipping on Mondays until Spring
- If your order is placed after 9am on Monday it will likely ship the next week.
- Trees may need to be topped or pruned to fit in the box.
- Tracking number will be emailed to you when your order ships, please check your spam folder if you don't see an email.
These are a few questions we are often asked and their answers:
Why dont you ship to FL or CA?
We aren't able to due to USDA restrictions, we wish we could but we can't.
When will my tree fruit?
We graft with certified mature buds so our trees are capable of flowering and producing fruit in the first season, but will definitely flower and produce fruit in the second season. We recommend removing fruit for the first couple years to allow the tree to focus on branching and growing roots.
What does this variety taste like?
In most cases the original Budwood program we purchased Certified buds from does not offer much in the way of descriptions or taste information. We then grow those buds out and continuously harvest new buds and then sell young trees so we simply don't always end up with fruit to try so unless its listed, we don't know what they taste like.
Do you have anymore of these available?
We try hard to add inventory when it grows large enough, if a product shows as 0 available please click the notify button to be emailed as soon as we add inventory to the site.
What rootstock is this grafted onto?
We use a handful of rootstock varieties for different reasons when we are grafted. If the variety says "Dwarf" then that variety is grafted to Flying Dragon. If it is not listed as Dwarf then we either used a standard rootstock or semi dwarfing rootstock. When fully mature the difference between Dwarf and Standard is only about 80% difference, it just takes dwarf longer to grow that large. You can maintain tree size through pot size and effective pruning.