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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:40 PM

Whatever happened to tangerines?

They used to be a Christmas treat here. We’d never heard of Mandarin Oranges. Tangerines (yes I know they’re a type of Mandarin) were sweeter and easier to peel. The only thing I can find out is there were issues with shipping.

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Reply Whatever happened to tangerines? (Original post)
TrogL Nov 2018 OP
Lotusflower70 Nov 2018 #1
TexasTowelie Nov 2018 #2
applegrove Nov 2018 #3
PoliticAverse Nov 2018 #4
matt819 Nov 2018 #5
Kablooie Nov 2018 #6
Jane Austin Nov 2018 #7
unblock Nov 2018 #9
Jane Austin Nov 2018 #10
unblock Nov 2018 #12
Jane Austin Nov 2018 #14
Freddie Nov 2018 #8
llmart Nov 2018 #11
sl8 Nov 2018 #13

Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:43 PM

1. Hmmm

Is there a shortage or something? Have you ever tried a Sumo Mandarin? They are delicious.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:52 PM

2. I had a large tangerine from the store about 10 days ago.

They were my local HEB and I'm in a small town, but they are rare treats. I'm looking forward to grapefruit season though--the Rio Star variety should be fairly good since there was plenty of rain in the Rio Grande Valley this year.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:53 PM

3. We have clementines in Ottawa. They are a type of tangerine.

clem·en·tine

/ˈklemənˌtin,ˈklemənˌtīn/

noun

plural noun: clementines

a tangerine of a deep orange-red North African variety that is grown around the Mediterranean and in South Africa.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:59 PM

4. They've been replaced by clementine variety of mandarin which are more popular. n/t

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:16 AM

5. So I'm not the only one

Satsuma. Clementine. Tangelo. But no tangerines from my childhood.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:21 AM

6. The Cutie company has driven them underground.

You might be able to buy some on the dark web.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:43 AM

7. My favorite is

tangelos.

I guess they are a cross between tangerines and something.

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Response to Jane Austin (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:31 AM

9. Tangerine x grapefruit

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Response to unblock (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:19 AM

10. Really?

They are incredibly and wonderfully sweet.

Thanks for letting me know.

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Response to Jane Austin (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:29 AM

12. Yes -- although honeybell tangelos are actually a cross with pomelos

Which is where the name comes from. Pomelos aren't themselves grapefruits but the grapefruits they used to make tangelos are descendants of pomelos.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangelo

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Response to unblock (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 21, 2018, 09:16 PM

14. Thank you! n/t

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:30 AM

8. Where are the Cara Cara oranges?

Discovered them last year thanks to DU. Completely wonderful- sweet as candy. Supposed to be in season November thru April but haven’t seen any Florida ones yet. The ones from South America were sour.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 10:25 AM

11. This just reminded me...

of how as kids we would get a tangerine in the toe of our stocking every Christmas. My sister and I were reminiscing about this just recently. We would hang up our stockings (real ones, not store bought ones) at the foot of our bed (didn't have a fireplace or mantel) and we would get a tangerine in the toe, a handful of unshelled nuts, some ribbon candy and a candy cane. Some years there were persimmons too!

Can you even imagine any child of today getting excited about that? She and I were post-WWII babies and our parents were poor. Some years were better than others, but in our large family it was understood that by the time you were thirteen you no longer received presents, or maybe you only received one gift and it was likely new winter p.j.'s.

I don't feel any worse the wear for this. As my sister and I both said, we still always looked forward to Christmas even if it was just for the brightly lit tree, and our "brightly lit" father

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:30 PM

13. Just for you:

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