Bellezza is a hybrid of Okitsu satsuma x carvalhais (or carvalhal) mandarin, released in 1996 by the department of Orto-Floro-Arboricoltura e Tecnologie Agroalimentari, University of Catania. The fruit is seedless, weighs about 150g and has fragrant, juicy flesh with dark orange rind. The tree is quite vigorous with an attractive appearance, which is why it is called “Bellezza” (“beauty” in Italian).
The fruit of this cultivar ripens later than its parent varieties, and remains on the plant until late December.
Its positive features (pleasant flavour, attractive fruits, high nutritional content) make it preferable to its parent varieties, as demonstrated by its imminent introduction on the markets.