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Female Mandrin Melon Berry
Mandrin Melonberry Female Norris Tree

FEMALE MELON BERRY TREE

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Planting and Care Facts (pdf)Zone: 5-10 Mandarin Melonberry Size Info

Size: 2 Gal., 1-2 Ft. Size: 3 Gal., 3-4 Ft.

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Product Description

Female Mandarin Melon Berry Tree Unique and Tasty!

We found this no name variety in the trade. It produces 1 inch rosy-pink sweet fruit with a light watermelon/fig flavor. Plant with a Male. Zones 5-10

Note: We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants to international countries, or the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, no citrus trees can be shipped outside of the state of Florida.

Additional Information

Pot Size

3 Gal, 2 Gal

Plant Height

1-2 Ft., 3-4 Ft.

Planting Zone

5-10

Pollinator

Pollinate with male.

Ripening Season

July-August

Choosing the Right Mandarin Melon Berry Variety…

 

Manderine Melonberry TreesMandarin Melonberry (Cudrania tricuspidata) is a beautiful, small rounded tree with broad green olive leaves. It’s also called Che or Chinese mulberry and is a member of the mulberry family. The tree flowers in mid spring and the fruit matures in mid summer. The fruit looks like a large, round raspberry, with a few seeds; the taste has a distinct cantaloupe-like flavor. Use fresh in fruit salad or eat out of hand. Mandarin Melonberry is one of the easiest, most problem-free fruits you can grow – a little care will go a long way with this tree. Female trees will fruit by themselves (ours did!). If you want to increase fruit yield you may want to add a male che later.

 

POLLINATION

Female trees will fruit by themselves (ours did!). If you want to increase fruit yield you may want to add a male che later.

Landscaping with Mandarin Melon Berry Trees…..

Mandarin Melon BerryMandarin Melon Berry grow to approximately 30 feet tall. Trees can be allowed to grow into large fruiting shade trees or pruned into a smaller bush. Use as a small specimen tree or mix in with apples, peaches and plums for months of fresh fruit.

 

 

 

 

LEARN WHERE AND HOW TO PLANT YOUR MANDARIN MELON BERRY TREES (Open Me)

SITE SELECTION AND CORRECT SPACING FOR MANDARIN MELON BERRY TREES

Well-drained sandy soils are preferred, but mandarin Melon Berry will grow on many soil types if good drainage is provided. Trees do not tolerate flooding. Trees will grow more vigorously and produce more fruit in full sun. Because space is usually limited, savvy gardeners have planted the male and female Melon Berries in the same hole. The male is kept pruned to about ¼ of the total canopy for adequate pollination and best fruit production (see below for pruning tips).

 

SPACING 

Grafted trees should be planted on 15-foot centers. 

 

GETTING THE SOIL RIGHT AND PLANTING MANDARIN MELON BERRY TREES

Planting a TreeMandarin Melon Berry prefers slightly acid soil (pH 6.0-6.5), but soils of up to moderate alkalinity are readily tolerated. If you are in doubt about the acidity of your soil, take a soil sample to the Cooperative Extension Agent in your county for a soil test.

Dig a planting hole approximately three times the width of the pot and at the same depth as the root ball. Set that soil aside and mix it 50/50 with either aged mushroom compost, aged manure, or rotted pine bark & aged manure/compost. Remove the plant from the pot, gently loosen the root ball and place in the planting hole. To avoid burying too deep, make sure plant is positioned with the top most roots at the soil line. Fill the planting hole with the mix of soil and organic matter; gently tamp it in. Water thoroughly to settle the roots and eliminate air pockets. Do NOT put fertilizer in the planting hole. Only apply fertilizer if it is the correct time of year (see Fertilization section below).

MULCHING..

If desired, construct a water basin around the base of the tree approximately 36 inches in diameter. Mulch in spring and summer with approximately 4-6 inches of mulch. Pull mulch a couple of inches away from the trunk for good air circulation. Grafted trees should be planted on 20-foot centers. Non-grafted plants for hedgerows should be set 6 feet apart.

LEARN HOW TO FERTILIZE AND WATER YOUR MANDARIN MELON BERRY TREES (Open Me)

FERTILIZING MANDARIN MELON BERRY TREES

The type of fertilizer you choose may be chemical or organic. Make sure that the fertilizer
contains iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, copper and boron. These minor elements
are very important to plants and most soils are low in these elements. Application rates vary
according to age of plant.

See chart below.

FERTILIZING MANDARIN MELON BERRY TREES
10-10-10 or 10-0-10 with minerals

1 cup per each year of trees life

-Max out at 9 cups on Mature Trees

Espoma Citrus Tone

(Organic)

 

6 cups for 1 year old

10 cups for 2 year old (4-6ft)

18 cups for 7-9ft tree

24 cups for tree over 9ft

Spread the fertilizer evenly under the entire canopy of the plant avoiding a 5-inch area around the trunk. Water or rake in. For Zones 9-10, fertilize 3 times each year in late February,

late May and late July/early August. For plants further north (Zones 7-8b), fertilize in March or
after bud break. Never fertilize after August (June in Zones 7-8b) as this will promote new growth
late in the year which will be subject to freeze damage.

 

WATERING

The first year is a critical time for the establishment of a new tree. Water thoroughly twice a week on light soils and once a week on clay soils. Soak the entire root system deeply – this usually takes 40-50 minutes. Mandarin Melon Berry should receive at least 1 inch of water each week for best growth and fruit production. Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Fruit may drop prematurely if insufficiently irrigated during dry spells.

 

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR MANDARIN MELON BERRY TREES (Open Me)

PRUNING MANDARIN MELON BERRY TREES

 Trees fruit on the current year’s wood. Prune heavily in winter to encourage new growth for best fruit production. Remove approximately half the branches formed the previous year and head back remaining shoots by about half. If the male and female have been planted together, keep the male to about 25% of the total canopy. This may entail addition summer pruning of the male. The trees can be allowed to reach full height or kept smaller for ease of harvest. Mandarin melon Berry appears to be free of pests and diseases.

 

LEARN HOW TO CONTROL INSECTS AND DISEASE ON YOUR FIG TREES (Open Me)

At this point we have found not insects or diseases that attack  Mandarin Melon Berry Trees. 

Always remember that good disease resistance begins with the health of the plant. Plants stressed from lack of water, not enough sun or being under fed are more susceptible to disease and insects.  Maintaining good sanitation practices in the orchard is most important. The removal of diseased and dead wood, and picking up fallen or rotting fruit off the trees as it occurs, will go a long way in keeping disease and insects at a minimum. Spray at first sign of an issue, rather than waiting until the problem is out of hand will go a long way to keeping your plants healthy and fruiting properly.

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