Minneola Tangelos: A Happy Little Gathering
A happy little gathering of Minneola tangelos, fresh in at my grocers. These guys don't know it yet, but they are destined for the chopping block.
The tangelo is also widely known as the honeybell. Tangelo is a citrus fruit that is a hybrid of a tangerine and either a pomelo or a grapefruit. They have a tangerine taste, but are very juicy, to the point of not providing much flesh but producing excellent and plentiful juice. The Minneola tangelo is a cross between a Duncan grapefruit and a Dancy tangerine. It is named after Minneola, Florida.
Most Minneola tangelos are characterized by a stem-end neck, which tends to make the fruit appear bell-shaped. Because of this, it is also called the Honeybell in the gift fruit trade. The fruit matures in the December-February period, with January being the peak.
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