How many types of mandarins are there?

How many types of mandarins are there?

May 25, 2020 0

The mandarin is one of the most consumed and popular fruits in Europe, but we have realized that many people are unaware that there are different types of mandarins, so we would like to present them all in the following section.

The different varieties of mandarins are grouped into three types: clementine, satsumas, and mandarin hybrids. To these types we must add the conventional mandarin, which is the most consumed and the one that we all recognize at a glance.

These kinds of mandarins have their origin in a mutation or crossing with other citrus fruits, which has caused new types of mandarins, unknown to many of us, to appear.

Since we know that you love mandarin, next, we are going to tell you about the different varieties of mandarins that exist so that you can learn how to recognize them.


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The three varieties of mandarins you should know are:

1- Clementine

The best known and most consumed type of mandarin is clementine, whose origin comes from the common mandarin, and is characterized by having a somewhat smaller size than conventional mandarins. Clementine are usually seedless, very juicy, have a sweeter flavour, and are quite strong orange in colour.

Clementine can be eaten both as a whole or in the form of juice, and is generally seed-free, very juicy, has a sweeter flavour and is quite strong orange, regardless of its condition.

And within the clementine family we also find other more exotic and unknown sub-varieties, among which the following stand out:

▶ ‘Arrufatina’ Clementine: they have a very intense orange colour and a size greater than the rest of the mandarins in their group.

▶ ‘Clemenrubi’ Clementine: they are characterized by their high organoleptic properties, as well as by their easy peeling, by being seedless and by a deep orange colour in all its parts.

▶ ‘Clemenules’ Clementine: It is possibly the highest quality mandarin variety with the juiciest pulp. Easy to peel and seedless, it has an ideal sugar level for our body.

▶ ‘Orri’ Clementine: They are the newest variety, characterized by their large size and the large amount of juice they contain.


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2- Satsumas

The second variety of mandarin is satsumas, which are of Japanese origin and are mostly cultivated both in the Japanese country and in Spain, which is one of the most consuming countries of this class of mandarin.

It is one of the varieties of the mandarin that best resists the cold, which means that it can be industrialized into slices or natural juice, since it should not be forgotten that satsuma is a seedless variety of mandarins.

One of its main characteristics is the way they grow on the branches of the mandarin tree and its large size, in addition to having a harder bark and a more greenish or yellowish colour than the rest.

Like clementine, satsumas also have different sub-types, such as Owari, Clausellina, Okitsu Wase or Iwasaki.

3- Mandarin hybrid

And thirdly, we have the mandarin hybrid, which although it may be the most unknown of the three, the reality is that it is the most extensive and varied, due to the fact that it groups mandarin fruits coming from crossing with other species. The most popular mandarin hybrids are these ones that follow:

▶ Clemenvilla: the colour of this hybrid is halfway between orange and red, they have a medium size and a round and flat shape. They are mainly used to make juice.

▶ Murcott: Murcott’s colour is similar to the one of the Clemenvilla hybrid, but they do have seeds inside. Its flavour is sweet and juicy, and they have a large amount of juice.

▶ Nardorcott: these have the same characteristics as the Murcott, making it difficult to identify which one is which.

So far, this is our review of the different kinds of mandarins that exist. We hope that after this post it will be much easier for you to identify them.

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