Ugli Fruit (Tangelo)

by Fruit Maven

If you cried when you found out Ugly Betty was canceled because she seems more like a kindred spirit than a caricature, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★½☆☆

Extremely large, bumpy, green and yellow fruit with a knobby end and a squatty shape; warm, yellowish orange flesh.

AROMA Rating: ★★★★☆

Soft tangerine fragrance; not acidic at all; slightly reminiscent of soap but not in a bad way.

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★☆

Very thick pith, but easy zipper peel once you can get the first bit off. Once you get to the flesh, the skin of each segment is a little thick, but the the inside is lusciously soft and juicy. Very few seeds!

TASTE Rating: ★★★★★

The first word that comes to mind is “soft”. It is a mellow, smooth tangerine style flavor with very little acidity. In a way, it reminds me of perfect and flavorful green grapes.

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

This is definitely the ugly duckling of the citrus world. Its soft, smooth texture is amazing and I want to suck the juice out of the segments bit by bit. The texture of the skin on the segments is unfortunate because honestly this might be my favorite snacking citrus ever. It is so extremely easy to eat. I just want to slurp, slurp, slurp it up.












Specialty Produce


This fruit is also marketed as Uniq Fruit. Yeah – and it has a nice personality too. Sure. Good try marketers.


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