- Flower nameMinneola orange
- Scientific nameCitrus× tangelo
- Aliasオレンジ, Minneola, タンゼロ, タンジェロ, tangelo
- Place of originhorticultural small evergreen tree, fruit tree, and fruit
- Place of floweringHorticultural species
- Flowering seasonMay
What is Minneola orange
Minneola orange or Minneola (scientific name: Citrus × tangelo), is a horticultural small evergreen tree, fruit tree, and fruit of the tangerine family. It is a tangelo type orange, a monohybrid bred in 1931 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture by crossing "Duncan grapefruit" and "Duncy tangerine". It is a sibling of Seminole, but they do not resemble each other. Seminole has many seeds and its shape is similar to the Unshu mandarin, while Mineola has few seeds and its shape is similar to the Dekopon with a neck at the fruit stalk. The epidermis is a bright dark orange with a glossy sheen, and the edible fruit is also dark orange. It tastes like a sour orange and is often made into juice. It is cultivated in California and Australia and imported to Japan. Unlike grapefruit, it is not believed to have any medicinal effects. The name of the fruit is derived from the name of the farm where it was bred, "Mineola (Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.).
Common name: Minneola orange, scientific name: Citrus × tangelo, botanical name: tangelo, Honeybell, fruit shape: bell-shaped, weight: 140-170 g Harvest Period: December to February (season is mid-March to mid-April), Origin: U.S. Department of Agriculture.