Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tan.
Mandarins and their hybrids
January – February
It is apparently the result of a spontaneous mutation of the Common Clementine, originated and selected in Calabria (Italy). It is characterized by the reddish color of the rind of the ripe fruit and, under the right growing conditions, also of its pulp, hence its name. It is therefore known as a blood clementine. It is also a late cultivar.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
It is a medium vigorous tree with thorns and a bearing similar to other clementines. It shows little alternate bearing, with good production. Very aromatic flower. The fruit is rather small and slightly oblong in shape. It lacks seeds in the absence of cross-pollination. Rough rind of a strong orange color, which can become red. Tasty pulp that can reach an intense red color. The fruit keeps well on the tree after ripening.