Sampson Tangelo (Citrus reticulata x Citrus paradisi) is considered to be a hybrid, derived from a cross between a Mandarin and a Grapefruit.
-Tree features: a medium vigorous plant with dense dark-green fooliage.
Sometimes thorns can be found.
-Leaves: Lanceolate dark-green leaves.
–Shape: Sampson Tangelo is usually oval to oblate in shape, with a round apex.
-Taste: Albedo (white part) is quite bitter. Juice is similar to the one of a Lemon.
-Colour: Yellow to deep yellow depending on the harvesting time.
SEASON OF RIPENESS
It starts to ripen from November to February, but it seems to holding well on the tree.
It usually blooms during Spring time.
HOW TO USE IT
-In the Kitchen: You can obviously sqeez the juice like the one of a lemon.
You can also zest the skin, ore use it to be candied.
-Ornamental: It’s a beautiful plant, with an erect posture.
According to our tests, in the Greenhouse, or in a covered area, it can resist to a temperature of -6°C.
This variety needs to be grown like a normal Lemon.