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Nova Naartjie Tree

R275.00

The deep orange colour and distinctive sweetness of these medium-sized naartjies make them irresistible to fruit-lovers.

The Nova Naartjie tend to have a thinner, tighter peel, so they are a little trickier to open than varieties with a loose skin. But, it’s well worth the extra effort for the delicious treat inside.

Nova Naartjies are a cross between tangelo and clementine naartjies.

Like other naartjies, they offer vitamin C, fibre, and flavonoids. This means that they help with efficient digestion, reduce inflammation, and help to prevent cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and neurological diseases.

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SKU: NAA003-NOVA Categories: , ,

Position – Nova naartjie tree does well in cooler conditions and suffers in hot, humid climates. Still, they thrive in full sun and cannot tolerate frost at all. Plant them about 5 metres away from other trees.

Size – This tree reaches a mature height of between 3 and 4.5 metres, with a canopy spread of 4.5 metres.

Soil Type – Because citrus trees’ roots require more oxygen than other trees, it’s important to plant them in well-draining soil that stays moist, but does not become waterlogged. A pH of between 6.0 and 7.0 is ideal.

Mulch – To retain the moisture in the soil, use organic mulch around the tree, extending it as far as the roots go. Just be careful not to put it around the tree trunk itself, as this will cause water to accumulate there, and the tree may soon rot.

Watering – Water this tree once every 10 to 14 days in summer and every 2 to 3 weeks in winter for about 45 minutes if the top 2.5 to 5 centimetres of the soil is dry. Generally, they thrive when they are flooded with water and then allowed to dry out completely before the next watering. Never overwater your nova naartjies.

Fertilising – Feed these trees in March, July and December with a well-balanced fertiliser (8:1:6 is ideal). When the tree is young, give it 300 grams of fertiliser on each application. As it matures, increase that to 500 grams.

Pruning – As with all citrus trees, the nova naartjies can be left to grow without much pruning. If branches are diseased or dead or ones that get in the way of a pathway, those can be cut away.

Pest and Disease Management: It is important to watch out for pests like aphids, scale insects, and mites. Remove leaves that are bubbly and dispose of  them immediately. We recommend Effective Microorganisms to prevent the spread of these pests and diseases. Hose the tree first, to remove the aphids, and then spray well with EM Control. As they tree grows larger it will be healthy and pests will be a thing of the past.

Harvesting – Pick your gorgeous, sweet naartjies in May and June, when their skins are orange with no green on them.

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 100 cm
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