Other hybrids, Tangors and Tangelos
Nova Mandarin – Clemenvilla
Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tan. x (C. reticulata Blanco x
C. paradisi Macf.)
Mandarins and their hybrids
November – February
Variety obtained within the citrus improvement program of the Orlando Experimental Station, Florida (USA) after a cross made in 1942 between Fino Clementine and the Tangelo Orlando. It was marketed in 1964, arriving in Spain in 1978, where it is known as Clemenvilla, although it is not really a pure clementine, but a hybrid.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is a medium to large-sized, vigorous tree, with a tendency to form a spherical and very leafy canopy. It has characteristics of authentic clementine trees. Medium to large sized fruit, spherical but flattened in both poles. Orange-red colored rind, very attractive, fine and shiny, adhered to the pulp, so it peels with some difficulty. Its aroma when peeled is especially fragrant and distinctive. Juicy, firm pulp, with a characteristic taste, different from clementines.
Of the highest quality, both for fresh consumption as for its juice.