Citrus clementina hort. ex Tan.
Mandarins and their hybrids
January 15th – February 15th
Hernandina is the result of the selection of a spontaneous mutation on Clementino Fino, detected in Picassent (Valencia, Spain) in 1966. It is characterized by the absence of seeds and for being one of the latest clementines available (the mutation that gave rise to this variety delays ripening about 60 days with respect to the original clementine).
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, well developed and productive, but with a certain tendency to alternate bearing. Fruits very similar to those of the clementino Fino, oblate, medium to small size. Thin, aromatic, intense orange rind, except in the apical zone, where a characteristic green halo persists. Quality pulp, with good quantity of juice at optimum ripening point. If it remains ripe on the tree, the fruit loses juice and acidity, and the appearance of the rind may be affected.