Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tan.
Mandarins and their hybrids
October – November
The Monreal Clementine was discovered in Algeria in the 1940s, and its main commercial problem was the presence of numerous seeds. The Apireno Monreal is an almost seedless (apireno) cultivar resulting from the selection of an irradiation-induced mutation of the original Monreal, carried out in Calabria (Italy) in 1970. Although some seeds may be present, they are found in significantly smaller numbers than in the original variety.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Medium vigorous tree, with a rounded growth habit and dense foliage. Lanceolate leaves with pointed apex. Fruits slightly larger than those of the Common Clementine, and with earlier ripening. Fruits of globular form depressed in the poles. Thin orange-colored rind, not too close to the pulp. Juicy, sweet, orange-yellow pulp.