Other hybrids, Tangors and Tangelos
C. paradisi Macf. x
Citrus deliciosa Ten.
Mandarins and their hybrids
November – January
Most tangelos have been obtained within breeding programs, and are the result of controlled crosses between Grapefruit and Mandarin The Mapo Tangelo was obtained from a cross between a Duncan Grapefruit and a Mediterranean Mandarin. It is characterized by the color of its fruit rind, which, unlike other tangelos, can remain green even when the fruit is ripe.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is a tree of medium vigor, open growing and tends to form plants with a spherical morphology. It has thorns and is productive. Lanceolate leaves that show characteristics of its two parents but with a non-winged petiole. Medium-large fruit, which may or may not have a smooth basal neck and flat apical area. Thin rind, peeling well, smooth or slightly granular, green or greenish-yellow when ripe. Melting flesh, orange-yellowish, juicy. Mixed flavor, with the sweetness of tangerine and a bitter touch of grapefruit. Seeds are present.
Interesting variety mainly for fresh consumption due to the softness of its pulp. Also suitable for the preparation of homemade juices. The Italian company Campari produces a liqueur called Mapo which presumably includes this variety among its ingredients.