This variety of mandarins has a bbalanced sweet and quite acid flavour. They are always harvested with the leaves still on as a sign of freshness.
They come from Calabria which an Italian region ideal for citrus growth, with the cool nights and mild winter days building a steady concentration of sugars and intense pigmentation of both skin and flesh.
The clementine (Citrus clementina) is another variety of mandarin. Like the tangerine, it s a sweet, easy to peel citrus fruit?
You can distinguish it from a tangerine by its slightly smaller size, brighter orange color, and smoother, shinier skin. It s also even easier to peel than a tangerine because the skin is thinner.
Clementine?tend to be slightly more oval in shape than tangerines, with a flat spot on the top and bottom.