I have potted Satsuma Owari mandarin that was flowering first time in June and now there are green fruit on it with size close to target size.I moved it indoor four weeks ago.I think it has considered moving from 40F inside as a spring in November and now it is about to flower profusely again. Three questions:
How long does it take from flowers to ripe fruit?
Should I keep new flowers or remove them?
Is there any way to control fruit production so they are ready by Christmas?
So years ago I planted several types in Louisiana. In my parents yard. My brother just brought some up this week. Owari. Perfect ripeness eating lots this week yummy!! But from early april to early Nov is 7 months and that is ideal outdoor zone 8b/9a humid hot gulf conditions… 85 to 95 days and 75 to 85 at night… I bet in cool indoor conditions they will take forever. They are the latest ripening of those i planted. So mine all bloomed around mid march to early april then Armstrong was ready around Sept 1st±, Brown Select early Oct. ± and Owari early Nov. ±. Because of the late ripening, Owari would not be my choice for northern growing.
I would graft or get early ripening types like Armstrong, Miho, Louisiana Early, Louisiana St Ann.
I plan to get some scion from my brother and graft what I can as soon as my trifolate seedlings get big enough, for my greenhouse since I have access still to several at the parents and my brother has some growing too!