Citrus deliciosa Ten.
Mandarins and their hybrids
December – February
The Clemendor Mandarin is the result of the selection of a spontaneous mutation that occurred on the Mediterranean or Willowleaf Mandarin. Apparently it was discovered in the department of Paysandú (Uruguay), probably because it does not produce seeds in the absence of cross-pollination, a very desirable trait in Mediterranean mandarins.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Medium sized tree, open growing and spherical morphology. Smooth leaves, markedly lanceolate, rather small and dark green. Small white flowers, aromatic. Fruit small-medium, spherical and flattened at both poles. The rind is slightly rough to the touch due to the presence of very apparent oil glands, easy to peel and aromatic, reaching a yellowish-orange color when ripe. The flesh is light orange, juicy and sweet, with the typical aroma of the Mediterranean mandarin. Besides being seedless, it keeps better on the tree and has better post-harvest performance than the original Mediterranean Mandarin.