Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tan.
Mandarins and their hybrids
September – November
The origin of the Loretina clementine is curious and complex, since it is the result of several and successive selections. Thus, it was selected from a spontaneous mutation detected on the Marisol clementine, which in turn was selected from the Oroval clementine, and this from the Fino clementine. Loretina was discovered by José Femenia in 1992 in Tormos (Alicante, Spain). The features that favored its selection were the absence of seeds and being a variety somewhat earlier than the Marisol clementine itself.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree (may present thorns) and rounded growth habit. Small, lanceolate leaves. Small fruit of oblate morphology. Rind reaches and intense orange color, it is slightly rough and easy to peel. Its organoleptic characteristics are superior to Marisol clementine. Seedless in the absence of cross-pollination.