2005 Peggy A. Mauk ( Mandarin Trial for the California Desert)

Mandarin Trial for the California Desert

Mandarin production has been a stable source of income for growers in the Coachella Valley for over three decades. Growers continue to have success with Fairchild Mandarin as well as with Minneola Tangelo. However, in order to stay competitive with domestic and global fresh citrus markets, there is a need for seedless mandarin varieties suitable for the California desert climate.