Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tan.
Mandarins and their hybrids
October 15th – November 15th
The Clementino Spinoso is the result of the selection of a spontaneous mutation of a common Clementino carried out in 1988 by Angelo Starrantino in the town of Metaponto, province of Matera, southern Italy. Its main characteristic is that it ripens a few weeks earlier than other clementines. It also has small thorns on the most vigorous branches, hence its name.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Medium vigorous tree with a slightly upright growth habit; not very productive, but it does not have alternate bearing. Larger leaves than other clementines. Fruits more flattened than in other clementines. Smooth orange rind. Orange flesh with good juice content. Seedless if isolated. Fruits hold well on the tree after ripening.