Honey Citrus sp. Hybridní mandarina
California Honey, Lu
H. B. Frost bred this tangerine in California, it's a cross of Mediterranean tangerine 'Mediterranean' and tangerine 'King'; this particular variety was described in 1943. The same cross also produced other varieties: 'Encore', 'Kinnow' and 'Wilking'.
'Honey' is an average or high tree with extreme vigor and tendency to fruit variably each year. It's fruit is small or average (3,5-6cm), weighs 40-80g and is slightly flattened. It has grainy, light orange, thin rind with lots of essential oils. Orange pulp is usually very soft and delicious, unlike many citruses also sweet (that's why it's called Honey) and it is divided into 10 segments with either lots of or no seeds (depends on the pollinator). It can hang on the tree even 2-3 months without losing much of its excellent flavor.