Tangerine

Common Name

Tangerine

Kingdom

Plantae

Division  
Class  

Order

Sapindales

Family

Rutaceae

Genus

Citrus

Species

tangerina/reticulata

Native

south-eastern Asia and the Philippines

Characteristics

Good tangerines will be firm to slightly soft, heavy for their size, and pebbly-skinned with no deep grooves, as well as orange in color

Distribution

Most tropical and subtropical countries

Climate and weather

Can be grown in grown in tropical and subtropical areas

Duration

 

Insect pests

 

Diseases

 

Harvesting

 

Uses

Usually eaten fresh, for example as a dessert fruit. Segments are sometimes sold canned. Also used to produce tangerine juice.

Symptoms

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