September 24, 2021
New Zealand Tangelo season commences late September, these juicy citrus bursting bad boys are only available for a few months - so "get amongst it"!
Tangelos are available from September through to December
Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Tangelos are a citrus fruit hybrid of tangerine and pomelo or grapefruit. The Seminole variety of tangelos, introduced to New Zealand in the 1950's, are a hybrid of mandarin and grapefruit.
> Tangelos are juicy and sweet, have few pips and are easy to peel
> Tangelos are a good source of Vitamin C
> Tangelo blossoms are beautifully perfumed
> Tangelos grow well in a sheltered position that gets plenty of sunlight
> Like all citrus trees they prefer well-drained soil and lots of water
> 95% of New Zealand tangelos are grown in the Gisborne area
> Ripe tangelos have a dark orange colour, which is nearly red
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