Murcott Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)

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DESCRIPTION
Murcott Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) is a late ripening mandarin variety.
It’s also called Honey Mandarin in the US.

ORIGIN

We still don’t know it’s origin, it’s probably an ancient mandarin variety.

PLANT

-Tree features: Plant is usually compact in shape, sometimes a little bit thorny too.
-Leaves: Leaves are bright green in colour, lanceolate to round-shaped sometimes.

FRUIT

-Shape: Fruit is usually flattened at the poles in shape, medium in size.
Peel tends to be really fine.
-Flavour: It’s a sweet juicy and seedy mandarin
-Colour: Bright orange to deep orange outside, according to the harvesting period,
light orange inside.

SEASON OF RIPENESS

Season of ripeness: It starts to produce during winter, then fruits hold exceptionally well on the tree.
It usually starts to bloom during Spring time.

HOW TO USE IT

-In the Kitchen: As an aromatic mandarin, it can be used zested to give your recipes a refreshing taste!
It can be used candied, to make liquors, cakes, or simply eaten just like a classic mandarin.
-Ornamental: It’s a beautiful ornamental variety for its late tendency.

COLD RESISTENCE

According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -8°C.

This variety needs to be maintained like a normal Lemon.

If you’d like to find out about how to maintain citrus, you can follow us on YouTube

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