Other hybrids, Tangors and Tangelos
Citrus reticulata Blanco x
C. paradisi Macf.
Mandarins and their hybrids
January – April
Tangelos are a group of particular cultivars, commercially important especially in the Americas. They are mostly the result of controlled crosses between mandarins and grapefruits, made in the USA between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The Tangelo Sampson is the result of a cross between a Dancy mandarin and a grapefruit, made in 1897 in Florida. The variety was selected in 1904, but did not become commercially important.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, leafy and open bearing. Characteristic leaves, with a concave beam. Medium sized fruit, globose or slightly ovoid. It may have a faint basal neck. Soft, thin and smooth rind, speckled with essential oil glands. At maturity it reaches a yellow-orange color. Orange flesh, juicy, with a flavor reminiscent of both parents and well balanced. Some seeds are present.
Excellent for fresh consumption and for juice production.