Miyagawa Citrus unshiu Marc. Mandarina unšiu
Miyaga Wase, Miyagawa Wase, Miyagoma
'Miyagawa' is the most popular and most cultivated early Japanes variety from the Unshiu tangerine group Wase. It was discovered in 1923 by Professor T. Tanaka as a bud mutation of local Unshiu tangerine 'Zairai' clone in Fukuoka prefecture.
'Miyagawa' is either a very vigorous, excellent yielding shrub or a very small tree, it grows to 1,5 m. Its fruit is spherical, slightly flattened, small or average (4,5-7,5cm), weighs 80-210g and has thin, intensively orange rind. 'Miyagawa' fruit's pulp is usually rather dry and not juicy at all, it is quite sweet and thanks to lots of acids also very distinctive. The pulp is furthermore divided into several easily separable segments with only a few seeds. Ripe fruit can hang on the tree as long as 3-4 months without losing any quality. 'Miyagawa' usually ripens in the middle of October, maybe a week after 'Okitsu', right before 'Miho' and 3-4 weeks before 'Owari'. It is one of the most popular tangerines there are and is more than suitable for growing indoors.