appear in our markets in the greyest of seasons like bright neon-orange packets of sunshine.The clementine is a descendent of the mandarin which, along with the pomelo and #citron
, is known as one of the most ancient citrus varieties.
There are two main theories as to the discovery of the clementine: one is that it was discovered in 1902 by Clément Rodier, a French missionary in the garden of an orphanage in Algeria, whilst the second is that it is of oriental origins, noting its remarkable similarity to the Canton mandarin that has been widely grown in China for thousands of years. Often it could be difficult to distinguish a clementine from a mandarin or a tangerine. Clementines, in Italy, are often presented along with their branches and leaves intact, as opposed to other varieties.The peel is smooth and glossy, and tightly bound to the juicy flesh inside, but always easy to peel! Clementines tend to be smaller than mandarins and are practically seedless. #Citruspedia