Evergreen, Edible fruit, Trees
Early citrus-breeding experiments produced the tangelo, a cross between a mandarin and a grapefruit. A cross between a tangelo and a grapefruit (‘Wekiwa’) is sometimes called a tangelolo. All of these hybrids produce their best fruit in warm-summer areas.
‘Minneola’: Hybrid of ‘Dancy’ mandarin and a white-fleshed grapefruit. Large, smooth, bright orange-red fruit tastes much like a mandarin. Few seeds. Ripens mid- to late winter; stores on tree for 2 months. Tree not as large or dense as grapefruit.
‘Wekiwa’: May be sold as pink tangelo or ‘Lavender Gem’. A cross between a tangelo and a grapefruit; looks like a small grapefruit but is eaten like a mandarin. Juicy, mild flesh tastes like a mix of sweet orange, grapefruit, and mandarin; color is purplish rose in hot climates. Fruit ripens from late fall into winter.
Seedless grapefruit with red tinted flesh. Red internal color fades to pink, then buff.
This group of mandarins is the source of imported canned “mandarin oranges.” Sweet, delica...
Leaves are deep green. Bears little or no pollen—a boon to allergy sufferers—and no fruit....