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07-19-2005, 01:07 AM
Does anyone know the difference between these three fruits?
07-19-2005, 01:11 AM
tangelos are I think(p.c.m.i.i.w.)orange/pommelo ,clementines are just a small tropical citrus fruit and tangerines - I think theyre a hybrid of two citruses ,but not sure
lol....sorry if this doesnt help :o
07-19-2005, 01:20 AM
heres some great citrus info :)
Types and family
Clementines: the clementine is a seedless mandarin.
Kumquats: the kumquat is like a citrus fruit and has an edible skin. It is the most well known of the sort fortunella which is closely related to Citrus.
Mandarins: type of small orange with loose skin. The mandarin got its name because it was exploited by high-ranking government officials in China (mandarins).
Minneolas: are a crossing between a tangerine and a grapefruit and can be recognized by
"the little nose". Can be peeled manually. Is a type of Tangelo, a minneola is a specifically marketed tangelo.
Oranges: There are different types of oranges: navel oranges, Valencia oranges and blood oranges are the most cultivated races.
Tangelos: a tangelo is a crossing between a tangerine, a grapefruit and an orange. A specific kind of tangelo is the Ugli which is described further on this page.
Satsuma:is a very special seedling from Japan. Its skin is a bit tighter than the clementine and it doesn't have seeds as well.
Tangerines: a tangerine is an orange-red mandarin with a particular citrus taste. Can be peeled manually.
Uglis: a specific kind of tangelo, easier to peel. A crossing between a tangerine, a grapefruit and an orange. Looks really ugli and sometimes has brown spots. Can be peeled manually.
07-19-2005, 02:00 AM
Thanks VV, I appreciate it! I have always loved these three fruits over regular oranges, and as I was munching on my 4th clementine of the day, I thought that I didn't know much about them at all. Thanks again! :D
Clementines are my absolute favorite. They are easy to peal and seedless and most of the time are very sweet. I have a box in my 'fridge right now! Sometimes in my are they can be pretty expensive. I've paid as much as 10.00 for a box. This box was 6.00, not too bad.
07-19-2005, 12:29 PM
I paid $7 (plus the dreaded 10% tax) and it's crammed full, so I'm happy. :D
07-19-2005, 12:55 PM
How do you get clementines at this time of year? They are my fave, and I can only ever find them at Christmas. We call them Christmas oranges for that reason. I want some!!
I don't know, lately I have been seeing Clementines more then I used to. A few years ago I could only get them for a short time as well, but my past couple of trips to Meier's, they have had them. In the little wooden boxes like usual.
Probably grown in a green house? I really have no idea...but, they taste as good as the ones I would get during the normal season.
07-19-2005, 01:08 PM
Yes ,I got some a week ago (still have some ) @ w.f.'s!
07-19-2005, 09:51 PM
When I lived in PA, I only saw them at Christmas-New Year. But lo and behold, they're around again. I don't know if I just never noticed them at this time of year in the South, or if this is something new.
And yes, they are just as good as the Christmas clementines! YUM! I just hope they're not here for only a week or two. :eek:
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