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PRE-SALE: Hardy 'Owari' Satsuma Mandarins that you Pick at Christmas Time!
Dec 10th, 2015
Celebrating our 12th Anniversary Season!
Hello People Who Like to Eat Their Gardens!
We have an exciting pre-sale that we've just launched for a variety of satsuma mandarin orange that you can grow outside in Vancouver and pick fruit from your own tree at Christmas time! Sounds crazy? Not so much.
Larry, a Phoenician and our resident citrus expert, has been doing growing the 'Owari' satsuma at his house in Richmond for years. And the fruit tastes just like the satsuma mandarins we buy in boxes at the supermarket.
Citrus reticulata ‘Owari’ is a satsuma mandarin orange that is hardy outdoors in coastal BC! Plants form lush, tropical-looking, evergreen shrubs to 5-8 ft tall, bloom with white, incredibly fragrant flowers, and produce excellent crops of sweet, juicy, seedless fruit just like you buy in boxes at the supermarket but these you can pick off your very own tree at Christmas time!
The ‘Owari’ satsuma is hardy to about -11 degrees Celsius or zone 8a, the colder end of zone 8. It is best planted in a warm, protected location in the garden against a south-facing wall or fence. A warm, sunny east- or west-facing location might also do.
Phoenix Perennials’ resident citrus expert, Larry, has been growing the ‘Owari’ satsuma outside in his Richmond garden since before the Armageddon winter of 2008/09. His plant had only a little damage in that momentous cold snap and no damage at all in any cold snap in any year thereafter. He picks large crops from his tree every year at Christmas time. We have had a taste test of his fruit amongst the Phoenicians and they taste identical to the store-bought fruit.
We have just secured a number of plants that will ship to us in early May 2016. You can now book your plants in advance to pick up in the spring. They are available on a first come basis so please order early. More Info and Order
Yours in Edibles,
Gary and the Phoenicians
10% Off Christmas Gift Certificates
Order gift certificates between now and December 31st, 2015 and get 10% off! Order them for friends or family or order them for yourself and save on purchases made in 2016!
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One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials
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