Shasta Gold is a late maturing mandarin hybrid that combines large fruit size, attractive deep orange rind color, rich fruit flavor and the virtual absence of seeds. The rind is fairly easy to peel when fruit are mature, but can be more adherent early in the season. Canopy density is very good and many fruit are born inside the canopy, which serves to limit sunburn and help maintain the very distinct rind color. Overall trees are vigorous, more so than most mandarins. Shipped as a potted five gallon tree with its original soil, not bare root. Would make a great addition to any home orchard. Would make great interior plant in extreme winter areas.