Cleopatra Mandarin


Cleopatra mandarin has been widely distributed and trialled as a rootstock throughout the world.

Trees on Cleopatra mandarin are tolerant of shallow alkaline soils due to a relatively shallow root system. Cleopatra mandarin is sensitive to waterlogging and performs best in well-drained soils. Cleopatra has good salinity tolerance due to its ability to exclude chloride.

Cleopatra mandarin is highly sensitive to Phytophthora and should only be used for plantings where citrus has not been planted previously. Trees on Cleopatra mandarin are also sensitive to citrus nematodes. It is tolerant of citrus tristeza virus and exocortis.

The produces large trees that are characterised by low early cropping and are long-lived and producing consistent crops of high-quality fruit between 10-30 years of age.

Fruit from trees on Cleopatra mandarin are of high quality but maturity is generally later than fruit grown on Troyer and Carrizo citranges.