Avana Tardivo di Ciaculli Citrus deliciosa Ten. Středozemní mandarina
Avana seedless, Avana Tardivo di Ciaculli SG, Ciaculi late, Tardivo di Ciaculli
'Avana Tardivo' is a late Italian variety, probably a mutation of maternal variety 'Mediterranean' discovered in the Mediterranean area close to Palermo, Sicily. It's been the most popular Mediterranean variety for these past few years. 'Avana Tardivo' shares many characteristics with other Citrus deliciosa varieties, it has only slightly smaller and flattened fruit and ripens usually from February to April. The tree blooms each spring and is fairly resistant to cold temperatures. Fruit's rind is thin, dark orange and really easy to peel. There's a unique, dark orange, very sweet pulp, which is unlike any other tangerine pulp. It is divided into small segments with no seeds and specific aroma. This variety's fruit is very popular, mainly because it is one of the first tangerine fruit available in the spring. It can hang on the tree until April without any significant quality loss. To ensure the fruiting in the following season, it is highly advised to harvest the fruit in spring.