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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:00 pm 
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I have a whole heap of mandarins off the tree in the chook yard and they are very tart.
I can eat them but only just and I will be the only one here that will.
Anyone got any ideas on what they can be used for??


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:04 pm 
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You could try making jam or marmalade from them.


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duck ala mandarin

you could perhps adjsut a duck ala orange recipe????? dependingon how creative you are, and if you have access to duck meat lol

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:12 pm 
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Make mandarin curd, any good lemon curd recipe should work.

Or a mandarin sorbet.


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Mandarin cordial - use an old orange or lemon cordial recipe with citric and tartaric acid. The sugar will cut the tartness and the acids will enhance the flavour. Bottle and keep for the summer.


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They usually sweeten progressively through winter, any chance of waiting a few more weeks and checking them again? Of course if you've had the same sourness in past years then it's the tree not the maturity.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:49 pm 
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Too late now Andrew. I have been waiting for months now for them to sweeten but they have consistently remained the same so they all got plucked yesterday.
The tree is in urgent need of a pruning and I was sick of watching the mandarins just sitting there, not improving with age.

I like the sound of mandarin curd though Azira. Might just try that one.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:27 pm 
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The scion of the tree has not died?

if you are getting fruit from the rootstock you will ether need to graft something on top or get a new tree.


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