Mandarin Tardivo di Ciaculli
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Introduced in the middle of the last century, in the “Ciaculli” area inside the Agricultural Park of Palermo which is what remains of the original agricultural land known as Conca d’Oro. It has stood out primarily for mandarin production and occupied almost the entire agricultural surface.
This cultivar ripens in a “late” period compared to other varieties, due to the characteristics of the territory, and it possesses unique and inimitable organoleptic, antioxidant and nutritional characteristics, hence the name “Tardivo di Ciaculli”. It is obtained by spontaneous bud mutation from the “Avana” mandarin.
Tardivo di Ciaculli mandarins are cultivated using non-invasive techniques, where the work of main continues to prevail over agricultural machinery. The presence of lands at the foot of hills that are terraced to a height of 250m a.s.l. The fruit ripens in February/March.
The plant reaches up to 3m in height with a foliage diameter of approximately 3m. The tree begins to bear fruit 2-3 years from grafting, while good productivity is reached after 4-5 years.