- Flower nameCitrus reikou
- Scientific nameCitrus reikou
- Aliasミカン, レイコウ, Reikou, タンゴール
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringGarden, Orchard, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonMay
What is Citrus reikou
Citrus reikou is a small, green tree native to Japan and belongs to the mandarin orange family. It is a cross between the tangor species Kiyomi (Citrus unshiu × sinensis), a cross between the mandarin (tangerine) and orange (orange), and Encore. It is a cross between "Kiyomi" (Citrus unshiu × sinensis) and "Encore" (Citrus unshiu × sinensis), and "Murcott" (Murcott tangor). It is a combination of Kiyomi, Encore, and Murcott. It produces small, single, aromatic white flowers in May and fruits in late January. The fruit is oval, 8 cm in diameter (6 cm for the Unshu mikan), weighs 200-300 g (100 g for the Unshu mikan), twice as much as the mandarin, and has reddish-orange skin and flesh. It is harvested in late January. The fruit tastes like a cross between a tangerine and an orange. It is sweet with an average sugar content of 12 degrees and has a moderate acidity. It is easy to eat because the citrus fruit has a thin citrus membrane and almost no seeds because it does not produce pollen, but it needs to be pollinated with other citrus fruits to produce fruit. Most of the production area is in Saga Prefecture.
Common name: Citrus reikou, Scientific name: Citrus reikou, Tree height: 2 to 2.5 m, Flowering season: May, Flower color: White, Small flowers (about 2.5 cm), Single-petaled, Fruit diameter: 8 cm, Fruit weight: 200 to 300 g, Harvest season: Late January.