Tardivo di Ciaculli Mandarin

Mandarin Tardivo di Ciaculli

Citrus reticulata

Harvesting periods

HISTORY

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.

NEWS

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.

Harvesting periods

FruitsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Lemon
Femminello
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMaySeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Blood Orange
Tarocco
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilDecember
Blood Orange
Sanguinello
JanuaryFebruaryMarchApril
Blonde Orange
Valencia
AprilMay
Blonde Orange
Navel
JanuaryFebruaryMarchDecember
Mandarin
Tardivo di Ciaculli
FebruaryMarchApril
Mandarin
Avana
JanuaryOctoberNovemberDecember
Grape
Italia
SeptemberOctoberNovember