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Dwarf Nova Naartjie Tree

R590.00

The Nova Naartjie tends to have a thinner, tighter peel, so they are a little trickier to open than varieties with loose skin. But it’s well worth the extra effort for the delicious treat inside.
Nova Naartjie is a cross between Tangelo and Clementine Naartjie and is a hybrid citrus fruit that combines the characteristics of both parent fruits. They offer a unique blend of sweetness, juiciness, and easy-to-peel characteristics.

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Position – Nova Naartjie trees thrive in full sunlight, requiring 8-12 hours daily.

Size – Dwarf Nova naartjie trees will grow to a height of 1.5 to 2 mts.

Soil type – These trees require soil with good drainage and do well in loamy and sandy soil types. They prefer a soil pH of between 5.5 and 6.5. Add a bag of acid compost to the soil when planting. 

Mulch – Mulching around your tree makes it appealing and allows the soil to benefit from a constant supply of nutrients gathered by its slow decomposition process. Mulching with 2 to 5 centimetres of pine bark mulch will also keep the soil moist on warmer days and in winter.  

Watering – Citrus trees need soil that is moist but not wet. The best method to water citrus trees is by watering deeply and infrequently. Water when the upper five cms of soil is dry. Test the soil by pressing a finger into the soil down to your second knuckle and see if the soil feels dry or moist.

Fertilising – Yellowing leaves are usually an indication that the tree needs fertiliser. Use a slow-release nitrogen-rich fertiliser, like our berry fertiliser, (used for all living plants) and is excellent for citrus. Apply 1 teaspoon every 4-5 months.

Pruning – Prune your Nova naartjie tree periodically to keep it healthy and in shape. Cut back the branches that do not produce fruit. This allows the side branches to spread and grow into that space which will strengthen, allowing them to bear the weight of the fruit. Cut any branches growing towards the trunk to increase airflow between the branches.

Pests & Disease – Citrus trees are susceptible to aphids, red spider, and mildew. We recommend Effective Microorganisms to prevent the spread of these pests and diseases. It is organic and more affordable than most other products.

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 70 cm
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