Mandarin Lee Tangerines
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The Lee mandarin is a delicate oblate fruit with a deep orange leathery rind filled with aromatic essential oils. Its skin clings slightly to its flesh, making for easy peeling, so easy to peel that it has been dubbed the "kid gloves" mandarin. Its flesh is extremely sweet, juicy and tender. It bears several seeds to its twelve to fourteen segments.
These particular mandarins are available from late spring through early to mid summer.
The Lee mandarin is a hybrid pedigree of the Clementine mandarin and the Orlando tangelo.
The Lee Mandarin was developed by Gardner and Bellows in 1942 at the United States Department of Agriculture Laboratory in Orlando, Florida. It was released for commercial production in 1959. It has very little commercial status though. It can be found growing in coastal citrus growing regions of Florida and Southern California and is sold in limited quantities as a farmers market citrus.