Re: Can I grow a manderine tree from a seed of the fruit?
Yes, you can plant a seed from your neighbors mandarin tree. It will take approximately 18-21 days for germination. Keeping the germinating medium at 90F will help to speed up the process. Almost all sweet oranges, true grapefruit, lemons, limes, pure mandarins (other than King & Clementine) most tangelos, hybrid tangerines & tangors (except Temple) willl come true from seed. So if your neighbors mandarin tree is not a King or Clementine mandarin then the seeds will produce a tree that will be the same as your neighbors. Note that it will take 7-9 years before the seedling will start to produce fruit. Grow the seedling in a fast draining soil, and water only when the top inch or two becomes dry. - Millet