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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.

 

From Wikipedia:

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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Taken on January 10, 2012