Tangerine – Citrus reticulata

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VARIETY

SEASON OF
MATURITY

SEEDS/
FRUIT

FRUIT
SIZE

COMMENTS
CLEMENTINE
Citrus clementina

OCT – FEB

FEW
0 – 6

SMALL
2”

Sweet, easy peel, orange peel color. Spain. Cold hardy.
DANCY

DEC – JAN

MANY
6 – 20

SMALL
2¼” – 2½”

One of FL’s oldest tangerine varieties.Traditional Christmas tangerine. Peel deep red color; easy to peel (zipper-skin).Excellent fruit quality, richly flavored, acidic. Similar to Ponkan but smaller. Upright, vigorous growth, large tree, thornless, alternate bear. Some cold resistant, fruit susceptible to frost.
KING MANDARIN
(King of Siam)
Citrus nobilis

MAR – JUN

MANY
5 – 15

LARGE

Thick, rough, lumpy rind, easy peel, superb flavor-sweet, flesh deep orange. Very productive, medium-size tree with large leaf. Fairly cold hardy.
MURCOTT
(Honey Tangerine)
Tangerine X sweet orange

JAN – MAR

MANY
10 – 20

MEDIUM
2¾” – 3¾ ”

Exceptionally sweet, juicy with a zipper like peel. Yellowish-orange peel, deep red flesh, heavy bearer. Tight, thin skin. Heavy, alternate bearer. Vigorous, bushy tree w/ willowy branches. Cold sensitive.
PONKAN(Chinese Honey) Mandarin
Citrus reticulata Ponkan

DEC – JAN

FEW
3 – 7

LARGE
2¾” – 3¼”

Excellent fruit quality. Easily peeled. Sweet, low acid. “Old Tangerine” similar to Dancy but bigger. Fruit is round, flat on top & bottom. Upright & vigorous growth, med-size tree. Alternate bearing. Good dooryard variety. Cold hardy.
ROBINSON
Mandarin Clementine X Orlando

OCT – DEC

VARIES
1 – 20

SMALL – MEDIUM
2½” – 2¾”

Very sweet. Easily peeled. Deep red flesh and peel color. Harvest prior to color break. Susceptible to limb breakage if fruit bearing too heavy. Twig & limb dieback, prune out dead wood. Cold hardy.  **similar to Sunburst * FallGlo (cross w/ Temple – lot of Temple taste)**
SATSUMA
Citrus unshiu

SEPT – NOV

FEW
0 – 6

SM-MED
2¼” – 2½”

Sweet with low acid, easily peeled. Fruit segments good for canning in syrup or natural juice. Early harvest, can be harvested before full peel color. Sparse foliage growing habit; slow growing. Cold hardy.
SUNBURST
Robinson X Osceola (clementine X Orlando)

NOV – JAN

VARIES
1 – 20

SM-MED
2½” – 3”

Bright red peel and flesh color, excellent eating. Fruit should exhibit some color before harvest. Easily peeled. Matures after Robinson, before Dancy.  **similar to Robinson*

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