Other hybrids, Tangors and Tangelos
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb. x C. reticulata Blanco
Mandarins and their hybrids
January – March
Variety selected in 1878 by E.A. Burridge in Burrum (Queensland, Australia). It is considered a hybrid of mandarin and sweet orange, although its parents are unknown. Besides having great commercial value, since it is a monoembryonic variety it has been used in several variety improvement programs.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Medium vigorous but productive tree, with a tendency to form a rounded crown of dark leaves. Medium sized fruits of oblate morphology. The basal zone shows a slight crown, and the apical zone usually shows a small navel. Rind thin, fairly smooth and slightly adherent, of bright orange color that develops slowly, even with the fruit internally ripen. Very characteristic intense orange flesh, juicy and of balanced flavor with hints of effervescent notes that give it great freshness. May have seeds.
Variety of great commercial value, with emphasis in the appearance and flavor of its pulp.