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Old 12-09-2015, 10:50 AM
 
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I buy these whenever HEB comes out with them. My guess is that the term "Honey Drop" does not reference the type of tree but just a trade name that HEB came up with.

I like to grow fruit bearing trees in my back yard and have one orange tree already. What I would like to know if anyone here knows what type of tree produces these "Honey Drop" Mandarins? I do save the seeds when I come across them but I feel this is a grafted type of plant which means the seeds could be worthless?

They are very good. Probably my favorite orange (mandarin) or whatever you want to call them.
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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Try planting them in like a paper cup and see what sprouts!
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Old 12-10-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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It looks like Honey Drop is just a marketing name for these mandarin oranges to compete with other brand names like Cuties and Halos which are sold at Costco and other stores.


I assume it is simply a mandarin orange tree you are referring to. Have you tried looking at your local nurseries to see if they carry small trees?
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Old 12-10-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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It is not just any mandarin (at least to me). These taste far superior to cuties, halos or any other mandarin type fruit I have had.

I was told that this particular fruit is just like a type of mandarin sold in China so HEB may be growing that variety and knocking it off as their own special blend. I just have not figured out the real name yet.

Got a couple of seeds started but no way of knowing if they will become fruit bearing trees.
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Old 12-10-2015, 02:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Next time I am in SA (which will be around Christmas) I will make it a point to stop at HEB to buy some Honey Drops....lets see how much better they are.
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:37 AM
 
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H-E-B honey drop are 1000 times better than any mandarin I've ever had! I got lucky and found a seed in mine!!! 1 seed out of 5 whole boxes. Now I have 3 sprouts. I also grow Satsuma mandarins which in my opinion are identical to the honey drop. Maybe even the same thing. If you want a comparable fruit...buy a satsuma mandarin tree
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Old 01-23-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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H-E-B honey drop are 1000 times better than any mandarin I've ever had! I got lucky and found a seed in mine!!! 1 seed out of 5 whole boxes. Now I have 3 sprouts. I also grow Satsuma mandarins which in my opinion are identical to the honey drop. Maybe even the same thing. If you want a comparable fruit...buy a satsuma mandarin tree
While my honey drop seeds germinated, the plants did not survive. I didn't try starting any seeds with this years offering.
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