Famiglia: Ibridi Mandarino X Arancio – Tangor
Nome botanico in latino: C. deliciosa “Murcott” o “Murgot”
Disponibile mezzo fusto o cespuglio
Vaso di diametro 20 o 22 cm
This is an old tangor variety, a hybrid of unknown parentage, discovered by botanist W.T. Swingle in Florida and described in 1913 as the Honey tangerine, though it is also known by the names of Charles Murcott Smith and J. Ward Smith (especially Murcott), who were responsible for propagating the variety. In the USA and Brazil it is known as the Honey tangerine and elsewhere as Murcott. The tree is vigorous, bushy, cold-hardy, and very productive, with a marked tendency to alternate production: in heavy crop years the branches may break under the weight of the fruit.
It is also grown in family gardens. The yellow-orange fruit is average in size, smaller in heavy crop years, and vulnerable to winds. It is easy to peel and the flesh has a lovely, very sweet flavour (like honey). The sugar content is very high and the juice is so thick that it sinks in water. There are many seeds (on average 12 per fruit, sometimes many more). The fruit ripens fairly late (January-March).
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