Michal Citrus sp.Hybridní mandarina
'Michal' is an early variety and probably a cross of Clementine 'Commune' ('Clementine') and tangerine 'Dancy'. It originates in Israel and thus likes hot and dry climates which are unacceptable for other tangerine varieties. It has tendency to fruit erratically though, with very varying yields during the high and low yielding year. Its fruit is rather average, but it tends to produce also many smaller fruits (5-6,5cm and weight 90-100g). The fruit's smooth rind is orange-red, quite thick and similar to that of Clementina tangerines. It has extremely tasty and aromatic pulp that contains lots of juices (up to 44%), some acids and few seeds (in average 6).