Other hybrids, Tangors and Tangelos
Ota Tangor 7
Citrus clementina Hort. ex Tan. x C. sinensis (L.) Osb.
Mandarins and their hybrids
February – March
The hybrids of the Ota series were obtained within the program for the study of citrus pigmentation carried out by the Research Center for Citriculture (CREA) of Acireale (Sicily, Italy) in 2004. They are the result of a hybridization between a Oroval Clementine and a Tarocco Orange, hence their name. This particular selection has no pigmentation, but has remarkable organoleptic characteristics.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Moderately vigorous tree with small and lanceolate leaves, similar to those of Clementine. Small-medium sized fruits, spherical and flattened at both poles, with thin and smooth rind of intense orange color. In the apical zone they show a characteristic halo, with a sunken stylar insertion zone and often a small navel. The flesh is juicy, deep orange with clear iridescence in all segments. Its flavor is balanced, slightly spicy and with a hint of mandarin. It is characteristic its high permanence on the palate. It has seeds.
Its characteristics give it great value for fresh consumption.