Other hybrids, Tangors and Tangelos
Amoa 8 Tangor
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb. x C. deliciosa Ten.
Mandarins and their hybrids
December – March
Amoa 8 was obtained within the citrus breeding program of the Citrus Research Center (CRA) of Acireale (Catania, Sicily, Italy). It was the result of a hybridization carried out around 1990 between a Moro orange and a Mediterranean mandarin. The curiosity lies in the fact that the original cross was made with the aim of obtaining new pigmented oranges, but the result of this cross turned out to be much more similar to a mandarin.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Tree of moderate vigor with leaves of an intense bright green color. Small fruits, with rough rind and little weight, as they do not contain much juice. The rind is thick and reaches very intense and bright red tones at the end of ripening. Pulp severely pigmented by the presence of anthocyanins. Mixed flavor, reminiscent of its two parents (orange and mandarin). It has seeds.
Its characteristics give it great ornamental value, in addition to the fact that its juice provides color and flavor to citrus drinks or vinaigrettes.