Citrus unshiu Marc.
Mandarins and their hybrids
Owari satsuma was the most widely cultivated satsuma in Japan in the early 20th century. It originated in present-day Aichi Prefecture, formerly Owari, apparently as a result of a spontaneous mutation of the old cultivar Irikiri. It is characterized by the size of its fruits and its rapid entry into production. Before the appearance of the wase group cultivars, it was considered an early satsuma.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous and very productive tree, with a more closed growth habit than other satsuma. Lanceolate leaves and non-winged petiole, typical of satsuma. Spherical fruit, flattened at the poles, of medium to large size among the satsumas. Smooth, thin, intense orange rind, easy to peel. Seedless. Intense orange flesh, very juicy and with a sweet and delicate aroma. The fruit does not keep well on the tree after maturity.