Mandalate (D8811) seedless mandarin

New Italian triploid hybrid of Fortune mandarin and Avana mandarin, seedless mandarin type.

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.

Commercial or trial status

Australia's Citrus Mandarin Program

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