Christmas mandarin oranges

campo de mandarinasWhen talking about mandarin oranges we differentiate between Satsumas, Clementines and Hybrids. Good Satsumas are only harvested between September and the second half of November. Some Clementines, such as the Clemenrubi are ready as early as Satsumas but the Clementine season lasts through to the beginning of March with the Hernandina variety. The last of the season to pick are the Hybrids which are with us through to the middle of spring.

Therefore the mandarin oranges we can enjoy at Christmas are the Clementines Clemenules and Clemenvilla from the Hybrid varieties.