26 Feb Origin of clementine and differences with tangerine
Organic clementine (BIO) is one of the favorite fruits of winter. Easy to peel, tasty and full of vitamin C. Do you know how the cultivation of this fruit began?
The origin, and the name, has to do with the hybridization that Brother Clement Rodier carried out at the end of the 19th century in the orphanage in Algeria. His passion for plants led him to make a cross between a bitter orange with a mandarin, whose result was a little acid fruit, easy to peel with a thin and sweet skin. Thus clementine was born, and the popularity among the children of the orphanage caused it to cross the borders of the same and begin its cultivation along the Mediterranean.
Next we are going to indicate the main differences with the tangerine:
- Clementines have no seeds.
- They are sweeter than tangerines.
- They have skin less attached to the flesh and are winter fruit, mandarins begin in the late fall. Clementine season lasts less than tangerines.