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This presentation focuses on the commercial production of mandarin oranges (satsumas and tangerines) on limited acreages along the US Hwy 90 corridor from about Uvalde to Orange and south. More northerly locations may be too cold to risk even a small commercial planting. Other citrus types will grow and produce well outside the Lower Rio Grande Valley, but the commercialization of other types is far more risky from the perspective of acreage, markets and potential freezing conditions in winter. Mandarins enjoy very high consumer demand, grow very well in the target area and are well-suited to smaller suburban and semi-rural plantings.