Other hybrids, Tangors and Tangelos
Citrus reticulata Blanco
Mandarins and their hybrids
October – December
The Carvalhais mandarin was very popular in Portugal, and it is possible that it corresponds to the Mandarino Cravo of Brazil. Its genetic origin is unknown, although it is thought to be a hybrid of the Mediterranean (Willowleaf) mandarin. It is characterized by being very early maturing, before the clementines, reason why it has been used in breeding programs, acting as a male parent in obtaining the Belleza and Primosole mandarins.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, fast growing and upright. Clementine type leaves, large. Medium-large fruit, normally flattened at both poles. The rind is thin, smooth and yellowish green when ripe. Juicy pulp, pleasant sour taste, although it denotes the lack of acidity. Seeds are present. The fruits keep well on the tree after ripening.
Its main use is fresh consumption.