Clementine

by Eiram Marie November. 28, 2011 3563 views

From Wikipedia: A clementine is a variety of mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata), so named in 1902. The exterior is a deep orange colour with a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementines can be separated into seven to fourteen segments. They tend to be very easy to peel, like a tangerine, but are almost always seedless. For this reason they are sometimes known as seedless tangerines; the clementine is also occasionally referred to as the Algerian tangerine.They are typically juicy and sweet, with less acid than oranges. Their oils, like other citrus fruits, contain mostly limonene as well as myrcene, linalool, α-pinene and many complex aromatics

The traditional story of its origin is that it was "originally an accidental hybrid said to have been discovered by Father Clément Rodier in the garden of his orphanage in Misserghin, Algeria. However, there are claims it originated in China much earlier.

Fascinating….

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Christa 5 years, 10 months ago

I have them growing in my garden, tons of them! :))

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Felecia 5 years, 10 months ago

Great close-ups Marie!

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Olga Helys 5 years, 10 months ago

Interesting !
Beautiful details, colors

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 10 months ago

great details!! i LOVE clemetines but we don't have ripe ones here yet.. they are all sour!!

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Finbarr 5 years, 10 months ago

Great shots!! nice post.

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