Citrus unshiu Marc.
Mandarins and their hybrids
Satsuma Hashimoto originated in Japan as a result of a spontaneous mutation on the cultivar Matsuyama, an old cultivar of low commercial quality. It was discovered by M. Hashimoto in 1963. It is characterized by being an extra-early variety (goko wase), and of higher commercial quality than its parent.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Small tree, not very vigorous and with thornless branches. Quick entry into production. Elongated dark green leaves. Large fruit, slightly oblate in shape (similar to Okitsu). Thin, dark orange rind that peels easily. Refreshing, juicy, sweet and aromatic pulp, divided into easily separable segments. The quality of the fruit is somewhat lower than that of Okitsu, due to the lack of acidity, and should be harvested as soon as it reaches maturity so as not to lose quality.