Other hybrids, Tangors and Tangelos
Citrus reticulata Blanco x
C. paradisi Macf.
Mandarins and their hybrids
January – April
Tangelos are a group of special cultivars, which are commercially important especially in the American continents. Most of them are the result of controlled crosses between Mandarin and Grapefruit, made in the USA between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The Tangelo Webber is the result of a cross between a Dancy mandarin and a Duncan grapefruit, made in 1909 in Florida.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is a medium vigorous tree with a rounded shape. Tangerine-like leaves, but wider. Fruits of medium size and globular morphology, with a predominantly flat apical zone. Thin and slightly aromatic rind, soft orange color at maturity and kind of lumpy texture. Orange flesh, tangerine type, juicy and with a flavor that represents well its hybrid origin, as it maintains a certain bitterness of grapefruit with the aroma and sweetness of the tangerine. It has seeds.
Mainly consumed fresh, but can be a good complement to vinaigrettes.