Container Grown Citrus Trees > Tangerine
Scientific name: Citrus reticulata deliciosa
The tangerine tree is smaller than orange trees and the fruit is a bit flatter at the ends with a looser peel. The sections separate easily. Tangelos are a cross between the tangerine and the grapefruit. Horticulturists have tried to limit the use of the name tangerine to cultivars of similar deep colour, but the name tangerine is commonly used to denote all mandarin types.
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Scientific Name: Citrus reticulata 'Dancy'
This fruit is pear-shaped and medium sized and matures in the fall and winter. The peel is deep orange-red and has a rich flavor. The flesh is a dark orange. Dancy is the leading mandarin in the United States, mainly grown in Florida. It is an important variety in the development of tangor and tangelo hybrids.
Scientific Name: CItrus reticulata blanco
This tree is of medium size, grows upright, and is sensitive to cold. The flesh is tender, juicy, and yellowish orange The skin is thin, smooth, and slightly pebbled, and harder to peel than some other varieties. The seeds are white and there can be several.
Scientific Name: Citrus poonensis
December to January
Also known as honey mandarin and honey orange. ‘Ponkan’ trees are small and productive (every other year). It is one of the most widely grown tangerines in the world as it produces fragrant, large, round fruit with a sweet, mild flavor. It has thick, loose, smooth skin and is nearly seedless. It is very cold sensitive and prefers warm, dry winters, and cool summers, partial to full sun, and moist, well-drained soil.
November to January
Shiranui tangerines are a cross between mandarin and tangerine. It peels easily and is about twice the size of most tangerines. The fruit is seedless with a pronounced neck at the top that makes it easy to peel. It is considered by many to be one of the most flavorful citrus in the world. The fruit is candy-sweet with a hint of acidity.
Mid November to Late December
This tree has dark green leaves and a spreading shape. The tangerine is a cross between the two hybrids Robinson and Osceola. The outside is flattened at the stem, and the dark orange skin is easy to peel. It is moderately cold hardy and seed quantity varies.