Page Tangerine (Mandarin)

January 28th, 2010 | Fruit Maven

If you pile on the ridiculous, over-the-top, excessive, extraneous, magniloquent use of adjectives when you are excited about something, then this is the fruit for you!
paige tangerine
APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★☆

Standard tangerine looks – orange skin, orange flesh, no seeds.

AROMA Rating: ★★★★½

Strong, lovely and sweet tangerine.

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★★

Amazingly soft, running all over my shirt dripping with juice.

TASTE Rating: ★★★★★

Perfectly acidic, slightly flowery, strong, sweet and complicated flavor.

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Extremely delicious. What can I say? This, THIS, is a tangerine. This is the kind of fruit that should make the standard orange hide in shame. Don’t get me wrong, I like oranges. But WOW! This is the kind of fruit you secretly make out with. It’s what perfect lips should be. This is sexy fruit.

FRUIT

Mandarin

VARIETY

Page

PEAK

Winter

GROWN

California

PURCHASED

Farmer’s Market

NOTES

So once again the world of citrus vexes me. This particular tangerine was released (whatever that means-as if fruit is released from prison or into the wild or something) as an orange but technically speaking the variety is a tangelo hybrid since it is three-fourths mandarin and one-fourth grapefruit. Can you believe it? A TANGELO HYBRID! I think I’m going to have to start a citrus poser page.

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  • Beth Nov 16, 2010 at 10:23 am

    What a wildly wonderful review of this fruit. I got a tree this summer and after reading your review I can’t wait for it to produce fruit.

  • Fariba Apr 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    O M G, Becky! You’re hysterical!!!
    You make fruits sound so darn sexy … you’re right!!
    Now I’m going to call Devon and have him find me a couple of these wonderful, “drippy down my shirt” fruit trees.

    Thanks for the pulpy love you share!
    :D

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