Other hybrids, Tangors and Tangelos
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb. x C. reticulata Blanco
Mandarins and their hybrids
February – April
Ortanique Tangor is probably the result of a natural hybridization between an Orange tree and a Mandarin tree, selected in Jamaica around 1920. At the end of the 1940s it reached North America, where it gradually gained popularity, and it was not until 1971 that it reached Spain and its cultivation spread throughout the Mediterranean. It is characterized by good fruit retention on the tree after maturity and good post-harvest performance.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, open and drooping. Very leafy, with medium sized leaves. Fruit larger than a mandarin, ovoid morphology with slight basal neck and flat apical area. Rind granulated, aromatic, with intense orange color when ripe. Peels with some difficulty. Orange flesh, juicy, well balanced between total acids and sugar. May have seeds.
Its main use is the fresh consumption market.