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Can any one identify these tangerines.

Posted by poncirusguy Cincinnati, OH 6b (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 3, 14 at 23:29

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

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RE: Can any one identify these tangerines.

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?


RE: Can any one identify these tangerines.

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

RE: Can any one identify these tangerines.

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!!

RE: Can any one identify these tangerines.

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

RE: Can any one identify these tangerines.

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

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