Early Imperial- The earliest mandarin, matures late April to early May, small to medium sized fruit, light orange skin, distinctive aroma and flavour. Peels easily.
Emperor- Matures mid-season, late May to mid-June. Fruit has good flavour and a long tree life.
Ellendale- A late season mandarin, matures mid-July to mid-August – fruit medium to large, orange skin, not as loose skinned as the above three varieties but relatively easily peeled.
Japanese Seedless- The fruit of this variety ripens in May, near the same time as the Imperial. Trees in the early stage, as nursery trees are hard to shape and have scraggy growth. Mature trees are normal shape and size. The fruit has loose puffy skin and is easy to peel.