Citrus unshiu Marc.
Mandarins and their hybrids
September 15th – November
Satsuma Wase is the result of a spontaneous mutation on the common satsuma, detected in 1895 by Nagoji Kawano in the prefecture of Ōita. Its main differences from the original are its advanced maturation and high productivity. The name wase (“early”) is added to the different early satsuma Japanese cultivars.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
A very productive tree, but of small size and slow growth. Small, dark green leaves with a smooth margin. It produces flowers and fruits in clusters. Fruit is spherical and slightly flattened at the poles, of medium-small size. Smooth skin, very thin, of intense orange color and easy to peel. Seedless. The pulp is of a characteristic dark orange color, juicy, sweet but with some refreshing acidity.