Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tan.
Mandarins and their hybrids
October – November
The Monreal Clementine was discovered in Oran (Algeria) in 1940, in Vincent Monreal’s orchad, as a bud mutation of the Common Clementine. It is very similar to the original, except that it produces fruit with numerous seeds (more than 10 per fruit). This fact, however, results in slightly larger and sweeter fruits than in the Common Clementine, and its productivity is more stable over the years.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Medium vigorous tree, with a rounded growth habit and dense foliage. Lanceolate leaves with a pointed apex. Fruits slightly larger than those of the original Clementine, and slightly earlier maturing. Fruits of globular morphology, depressed in the poles. Thin orange-colored rind, not too close to the pulp. Juicy and sweet pulp, of great quality.