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The tangor (C. reticulata × C. sinensis) is a citrus fruit hybrid of the mandarin orange (tangerine, Citrus reticulata) and the sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). The name “tangor” is a formation from the “tang” of tangerine and the “or” of “orange”.

Varieties

  • ‘King’ (“King of Siam”; formerly Citrus nobilis)
  • ‘Murcott’ (“honey Murcott”; “Murcott honey orange”; “red”; “big red”)
  • ‘Ortanique’ (originally found in Jamaica, the name comes from the words “orange”, “tangerine”, and “unique”)
  • ‘Temple’ (“Magnet” of Japan)[clarification needed]
  • ‘Umatilla’ (misnomer “Umatilla tangelo”)

Satsuma tangors

  • ‘Iyokan’ (Miyagawa × unknown sweet orange)
  • ‘Miyauchi Iyo’ (early-ripening Iyo mutant)
  • ‘Othani Iyo’ (late-ripening Miyauchi mutant)
  • ‘Kiyomi’ (Miyagawa × Trovita navel orange)
  • ‘Seto’ (Sugiyama Unshiu × Trovita navel orange)
  • ‘Reikou’ ((Kiyomi x Encore) x (No. 5 x Marcott))
Written on June 8th, 2012 , Fruits Tags:

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