Ellendale Tangor Tangor
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Tangor 'Ellendale' is a late Australian variety that was discovered in 1878 by E. A. Burridge in Burrumu, Queensland and named after his settlement. It has the highest yields, biggest fruit and most excellent quality of all only in Australia. Tangor 'Ellendale' is a vigorous, high, almost thornless tree with spherical crown and widely oval leaves. Its yields are not stable each year and therefore can't be labeled as prolific. What it actually doesn't need in such large amounts as other citruses is the Khalium. It is also considerably cold hardy and very resistant to extremely high temperatures. The branches are fragile and can easily be broken and therefore they are usually propped. It is also necessary to remove some fruit when the tree has productive year. Tangor 'Ellendale' in Spain usually ripens in February and the fruit's characteristics vary with different climates. It produces smaller fruit that falls of the tree before harvest in coastal areas, very sour and acidic fruit in cold climates and heavily irrigated areas. It has small flowers, average or big (5,5-8cm), almost spherical fruit that can weigh up to 150-190g and sometimes forms a small navel. The rind is quite thin and colors up very slowly; it can be orange-red in full ripeness, almost perfectly smooth, easy to peel and very susceptible to hail damage. The pulp is also very colorful, soft, juicy, sweet or pleasantly sour with lots of sugars. It is usually divided into 10-12 segments and contains only a few monoembryonic seeds. It doesn't require pollination by another citrus, but contains more seeds (up to 20) if it comes in contact with different pollen than its own. Even though it belongs to the most delicious tangors, the fruit's rind can crack long before ripeness. This usually occurs in very humid or wet climates and can be treated with giberelin. The fruit is easy to store (it loses sour flavor if it is stored too long), but loses the quality if it hangs ripe on the tree (usually this occurs when it is grafted on rough lemon, which also shortens this variety's vitality). The most suitable rootstock for this cultivar is orange tree in well draining soils and citrange 'Troyer' or 'Carrizo' or citrumelo 'Swingle'. If the Poncirus rootstock is used, the fruit's pulp will be too sour and acidic. Some people also use 'Rangpur'. Tangor 'Ellendale' requires warm and sunny locations if it is grown in containers.