[NAFEX] mystery citrus

loneroc loneroc at mwt.net
Sat Dec 15 08:46:35 EST 2007


Sometimes Minneolas and other Tangelo-type fruit have a teardrop shape, with
the stem end being the narrow one.  If my memory serves me correctly the
Minneola is a tangerine-grapefruit cross.  It is seedless, absolutely
delicious and juicy to the point that it is difficult to peel and break into
segments with mussing the fruit to juice.  It's easiest to halve and squeeze
the scrumptious juice out into your mouth.

Steve H. Lone Rock, WI


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ginda Fisher" <list at ginda.us>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 7:21 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] mystery citrus


> My company cafeteria often has displays of food lying around that aren't
> really there to be eaten, just to look at.  This week they had an
> ornamental basket of a citrus fruit i've never seen, and I wonder if the
> smart people here can identify it.
>
> It was about the size of a mandarine, or a little smaller, orange, and
> roughly tear-drop shaped, or maybe a little pear shaped.  At any rate, it
> had a plump round and and a narrower pointy end, and was considerably
> longer than it was round.  Otherwise, the shape was regular and the skin
> seemed smooth.  I didn't try to buy one (although in retrospect, I wonder
> if I could have) so I don't now how it tastes or how seedy it is.
> ___
> Ginda
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