Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tan.
Mandarins and their hybrids
November – January
This cultivar corresponds to the original Clementine, which appeared at the end of the 19th century in Algeria, after a natural cross between a Mediterranean mandarin and a sweet orange tree. It was introduced in Spain in 1925, where it is known as Clementino Fino. It has great organoleptic quality and is very aromatic, although it varies according to the rootstock on which it is grafted. It had little commercial use due to the small size of the fruit, its short life on the tree and the irregularity of production (alternate bearing). It is the origin of many clementines, in Spain and other countries.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous tree of rounded form. Lanceolate leaves, not very intense green color and numerous. Oblong fruit, medium to small size. Thin rind of intense orange color, aromatic. Extraordinary quality pulp, with good quantity of juice, balanced in sugar and acid content. Seedless if grown alone.