Easy Peelers

clementinesClementines

Clementine Mandarins – are prized for their complex flavor and perfect balance between tartness and sweetness. They are a cross between a sweet orange and a Chinese mandarin, are small, very sweet and usually seedless. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C and fiber. Their exterior is deep orange with a smooth glossy skin.

AvailabilityMid-October through late November from California, and from June through September from Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Australia, South Africa, Morocco, and Spain.
Shipping pointsCentral California and during import season, Houston, TX.

murcottsMurcotts

W. Murcott Mandarins – have flattened appearance and a very smooth, deep-orange, thin skin that is easy to peel. They are very nutrient dense. The fruit is juicy and has a rich sweet flavor. They generally have few seeds.

AvailabilityMid-January through April from California, and mid-September through October from Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Australia, South Africa, Morocco, and Spain.
Shipping pointsCentral California and during import season, Houston, TX.

satsumasSatsumas

Satsuma Mandarins – have a pebbly textured skin and are known for their easy peeling and segmentation. It is a favorite during the holiday season as it is the first mandarin variety of the season available from the Western groves. Satsumas are full of juice and virtually seedless. They can be perfectly round but also can have a necked appearance.

AvailabilityMid-October through mid-January.
Shipping pointsCentral California.

minneolasMinneolas

Minneola Tangelos – a cross between a grapefruit and a tangerine, Minneolas have a very unique flavor. Deep orange in color, they have few seeds, are very easy to peel and full of juice. They are round in shape with a neck at the stem end.

AvailabilityFebruary to September from California and August through October from South Africa, Uruguay and Mexico.
Shipping pointsCentral California, and various locations during import season.