Citrus unshiu Marc.
Mandarins and their hybrids
Satsuma Okitsu originated at the Japanese experimental station of the same name in 1940. It resulted from the selection of a nucellar embryo from a previously pollinated Miyagawa Wase satsuma. It improves on its parent in having less acidity and more sugar, as well as maturing a few days earlier. It also has better post-harvest performance. It is a traditionally popular cultivar in Japan.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Productive tree, but small in size and not very vigorous. Small, dark green leaves with a smooth margin. It produces flowers and fruits in clusters. Spherical fruit, slightly flattened at the poles, of medium size. Smooth rind, very thin, intense orange color and easy to peel. Practically seedless. Intense orange flesh, juicy and sweeter than other satsumas of the wase group, although it maintains the typical aroma of the satsumas.