Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tan.
Mandarins and their hybrids
October – December
The Tomatera clementine originated by spontaneous mutation of a Fino clementine, selected in Burriana (Castellón, Spain). It owes its name to the intense orange color of the rind in ripe fruit. Its differentiating characteristics from the Fino clementine parent are, in addition to the color of the rind, that it produces larger fruit and ripens earlier.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree, rounded, but characteristically flattened at the top. Medium-sized and abundant leaves. Medium-sized oblate fruit. Intense orange rind, color obtained almost suddenly, in a few days. Orange flesh, with good juice content and a good balance between acidity and sugar content. Seedless in the absence of cross-pollination. If kept on the tree, the fruit suffers from rind loosening.