Mandalate (D8811) seedless mandarin

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New Italian triploid hybrid of Fortune mandarin and Avana mandarin, seedless mandarin type.
PBR
Commercial or trial status
Australia's Citrus Mandarin Program
Related Rootstocks
Brix
13.6° Brix
Maturity season
Late September
Maturity
Very late season (end of September)
Cropping
Trees cropped from third year.
Fruit
Less than 1 seed per fruit.
Fruit size
Fruit weight 125g. Average diameter 65mm.
Fruit shape
Round
Skin
Easy peel variety. Orange colour, slightly pebbled. Average rind thickness 3.3mm.
Flesh
High sugar and high acid content. Juicy, 48% juice. Acid 1.3%, Brix/acid ratio 10.5.
Flavour
Sweet with some acid
Vigour
Medium
Plant and rootstock performance

Troya and Carizzo Citrange rootstocks recommended.

Suckering
Mild
Comments

Heavy crops were recorded on Mandalate. Trees are small which allows for high density plantings. Fruit needs to be retained on the tree in good condition to allow the juice and acid level to decline. Cit-tite / Stop-Drop sprays and GA applications are required to hold fruit on the trees and maintain skin condition. No detriment or leaf drop from high nutrition program. Late maturity period allows for a niche marketing window in Australia.