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Germination of

Citrus clementina

Clementine / Mandarin Orange / Christmas Orange: Tangerine, satsuma, clementine, honey mandarin, murcott, tangor, ponkan

Citrus clementina

To germinate Citrus clementina, begin by soaking the seeds in warm water for 24-48 hours. After soaking, prepare a well-draining soil mix of equal parts sand and peat moss. Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep and 3 inches apart in rows. Cover the soil with a layer of mulch and water it thoroughly. Keep the soil temperature around 75-80�F during the day and 65-70�F at night. The germination process usually takes around 2-4 weeks. Once the seedlings have grown to around 4 inches in height, transplant them to individual pots.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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