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lsushelly
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How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


I planted a tree in Feb. It is small but it has 15 satsumas on it. They are starting to turn orange. Should I pick them now?






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mylsuhat
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


yeah they'll turn orange. When ripe you can easily peel with your hands by inserting your thumb ( lolz) into the top where it was connected to the tree





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OldSouth
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


When the skin starts to separate from the meat near the stem.





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lsushelly
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


Thanks guys but is it ok to pick them before they are completely ripe. Will they continue to ripen while sitting in the kitchen?





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wickowick
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


Give us a pic...





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lsushelly
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


I feel stupid for saying this, but how do I go about posting a pic ?





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OldSouth
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


quote:

Give us a pic...






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FelicianaTigerfan
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


After the first frost





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mylsuhat
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


Just let them ripen on the tree


This post was edited on 10/2 at 4:55 pm


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wickowick
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


quote:

I feel stupid for saying this, but how do I go about posting a pic ?


It sounds hard complicated but very easy after a time or two...

After you take a picture the picture needs to be hosted on the internet. We can't link to your phone, laptop or camera everytime someone opens a thread. This is done by using a hosting site like Photobucket. Photobucket allows you to upload directly from a phone or through a computer. After the photos is hosted it will have a direct link that will look something like this:


h ttp://imageshack.us/a/img705/2566/dsc0403large.jpg

You just copy the link, click on the img button (visible next to the emoticons) and past the link and hit ok. Tigerdroppings inserts shows the photo.



You can use the preview button to make sure you got it correct. Once you have done it a time or two it takes less than a minute to upload a photo...






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Langston
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


Prob not ripe yet and dont pic before they're ripe. If we get a good frost then watch that it doesn't knock them off.





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wickowick
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


Got some from my MIL last weekend. I was surprises they were in so early. Tasted great...





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Langston
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


All my citrus budded twice this year. Once real early and once fairly late. I added to my crop. I now have a Meyer lemon, an improved Meyer lemon, an awari satsuma, brown select satsuma, key lime, two kumquats, a Washington orange, and another satsuma( can't recall the variety).
Also added a couple thornless blackberries, a grape, four blueberries ( 1 tiff blue, 1 climax, and 2 premiers), a peach and a plum.






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wickowick
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


My renters cut down my meyer lemon tree. The thing was 4' tall and produced hundreds of lemons a year. My orange tree is the same age and about 10' tall and looks to be loaded. They have been warned to leave it alone...





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Langston
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


Something about those renters and citrus. Mine got my old kumquats and Louisiana sweet oranges.





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bbvdd
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


quote:

My renters cut down my meyer lemon tree


Ida kilt em.

I wish we could grow citrus up here.






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tigeryat
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


Different citrus varieties ripen at different times. Satsumas can be completely ripe while still green, and will turn completely orange later in the fall.

Don't pick them all at once. Try one or two now and see if they are sweet. Pick them as you want to eat them. Best place to store them is on the tree. You can leave them on the tree until after Christmas.






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lsushelly
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re: How Will I Know When a Satsuma is Ripe?


Good info guys thanks





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