Can any one identify these tangerines.

Steve, Micro (6B ground, 5B roof)February 3, 2014

I bought these very tasty tangerines at Kroger groceries. They are moderately sweet with low acid. They are seedy (10-20) per fruit and a hair larger than a "cutie" The skin is thin and tight-ish but separates cleanly with work. The seeds are polyembrionic. I found the tangerines very tasty and to my liking. Can anyone identify these



Thanks Steve

This post was edited by poncirusguy on Mon, Feb 3, 14 at 23:31

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
orangelime1

Steve to me it looks like a murcott honey. Do you end up with juice all over you when you try to peel them? Do they have a syrupy taste ? Do they have a bit of a honey melon overtone?

Brian
..

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 6:55AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Steve, Micro (6B ground, 5B roof)

Not very messy at all. The syrupy and honey taste might be what I call delayed flavor. I think they taste better than cuties. The cuties or oranges have an instant burst of flavor that I feel is too strong. I felt the same way about my Orlando tangelo as my tangerine I am asking about. Mild lasting flavor. Here is a picture of my peel

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 2:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
puglvr1(9b central FL)

It looks like Honey Murcott to me as well...I just bought a bag 3 lbs at Aldi's for .99 cents...they're very good and sweet!!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 2:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Murcott mandarin (not tangerine, that is not the group name of this type of citrus, tangerine is a commercially coined name for a few mandarin cultivars). Murcott is also called "Honey" on the east coast (Florida).

Patty S.

Here is a link that might be useful: UC Citrus Variety Collection: Murcott Mandarin

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 9:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
RyanLo(NC 7B)

They are Florida grown Murcott mandarins. Great flavor but too many seeds for me.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2014 at 2:14PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
S.O.S.! What is happening to my lemon tree?
Lemon tree is about 2 years old, started from seed....
afo316
Thomasville Citrangequat Zone 6b SUCCESS
Just wanted to let everyone know that my Thomasville...
rqhansen
Kumquat :From seed to fruit in one year?
Someone tried to tell me that I can grow a kumquat...
italiangardner
Flies on my Grapefruit tree
I live in the Phoenix AZ area, was tending to my grapefruit...
robbversion1
Help with citrus scale
Hello all, my satsuma mandarin is dropping leaves....
Jeff
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™