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Tangerine Mantarin (Nova, Clementins, Satsumas)

The tangerine (scientific: Citrus reticulata, Citrus reticulate), looks like the orange. The shape is not spherical but ellipsoidal. Mandarins are usually eaten raw or in fruit salads. The tree is evergreen, sensitive and easily damaged by cold.

The tangerine resembles the orange, although less rich in mineral salts. The presence of bromine salts justifies calming effect. Also, the peel of mandarin has healing properties, helps digestion and is good for the belly. According to two Japanese studies, which appeared in 2006, the consumption of the fruit significantly reduces the likelihood of someone suffering from liver cancer, heart diseases, stroke and diabetes. The tangerine and its variants (Clementine, Satsuma, Tangor) are all rich in carotene. A serving of 100 g theoretically yields 53 calories. It is a rich source of potassium and helps to lower blood pressure.
This is a hybrid between Clementine Fine and Orlando.  It was produced in 1942 in Florida.

The fruit has a high juice content of exceptional flavour and has no seeds.

The Clementine is a variety of mandarin tree being ripen early. There are many kinds of Clementine.


Processing Period: 
01 January to 31 January
01 September to 31 December
Medium (plywood)
Deep orange-red
Other Characteristics: 
Productive tree. Very aromatic fruit.