What’s the difference between Tangerines, Clementines, Tangelos and Mandarins?
They’re all hybrids of Mandarin oranges which were first brought to England from China in the early 1800s.
Tangerines are a cross between a mandarin and an orange, first shipped from the Moroccan port of Tangiers.
Clementines are tangerines, without seeds developed by Father Clementine.
Tangelo’s are a cross between a tangerine and a pomelo which is a type of grapefruit, and looks like large oranges.
And Temples look like overgrown tangerines with seeds and sweet juicy fruit.
They’re all rich in antioxidants and beta-carotene. Eat them while they’re in season from December / January until April.