Mandarin, Tangerine, Swatow Orange, Culate Mandarin, Mandarin Orange
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A clementine is a hybrid between a Mediterranean Citrus x Deliciosa and a sweet orange. The exterior is a deep orange colour with a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementines can be separated into 7-14 segments and they are easy to peel. They are almost always seedless when grown commercially (without cross-pollination), and therefore are sometimes known as seedless tangerines. The clementine is also occasionally referred to as the Moroccan clementine. They are typically juicy and sweet, with less acid than oranges.
A full-sized, ready to pick clementine fruit should be cut with a citrus scecateur or sharp knife. When plucking clementines, don’t pick those that feel hard. A ripe clementine emits sweet and tart orange odor, but often the whole peel is not orange yet!
Sow seeds 1.2 cm deep and graft or bud other selections or cultivars on when stem is about 1-1.5cm
Use a large pot!
Algeria or China
Soil PH preference
The fruits are edible and known as an easy-peeler
Wash away ants, aphids and other insect pests with a forceful spray of water.