|Notes from me for each fruit, and from another CRFG member for three fruits||Notes from my husband|
|Hirado Buntan Pummelo||I liked it a lot, refreshing taste||fresh, very good, not very sweet, acidic (good)|
|Mato Buntan Pummelo||Not for me||Very thick skin|
|Xuegan Sweet Orange||Just OK, membranes are hard||sweet|
|Boukhobza Maltaise Blood Orange||Very very
nice. I liked it a lot, complex flavor.
Note from from another CRFG member: "Good. It was speckled, which was interesting. I haven't seen that particular pattern in blood oranges I've tasted before. It was sweet but not much acid. Which made the taste less complex and more "watery" to my taste. It was nice and those who value sweetness above all would probably rate it higher"
|incredible; deep color; like sweet grapes; not acidic|
|Moro blood orange||Nice, I liked the complexity||very unusual, smoky, sweet, not acidic|
|Smith Red blood orange||Just normal good orange||could be found at market, nothing special|
|Rotuma Island sweet orange||Small fruit, but excellent flavor.
Note from from another CRFG member: "A good eating orange. I didn't know what I was getting into so I cut it equatorially. I think I should have tried peeling it and eating the segments. I lost some of the juice trying to get at the orange within the "half shell". Nice balance of sweet and acid. The mingled taste of flesh and a bit of the rind oils lingered on my tongue in a pleasant way. Seeds but not horribly seedy."
|kind of generic|
|Encore mandarine||Usual, nice, nothing special.
Note from from another CRFG member: "Easy to peel. Very little peel matter so you get immediately to very plump segments. Average amount of seed. Sweet with a little acid. Good. Probably great in a lot of people's opinion. I tend to want more intense flavors, though. However, the peeling and prep experience was excellent and would make this a good fruit to carry in a lunchbox as you could anticipate little mess eating it with hands only."
|Oily skin, good|
|W. Murcott Afourer mandarin||Complex flavor, I liked it||Liked it better than Encore mandarine|
|Pomona Sweet lemon||Probably OK for this type of fruit||with lemon slightly, not sweet, nice color|
|Lemonade lemon||More like a lemon||oily, unusual, sweet, with traces of gasoline|
|Yen Ben lemon||Normal lemon||very acidic, not for eating, for cooking|
|Lapithiotiki lemon||Too lemony||even more acid than Yen Ben lemon, painful to eat|
Saturday, February 14, 2015
February citrus tasting
This post describes the tropical guava trees I fruited in Davis by the end of 2022. The large round fruit is Malaysian Red that I purchased...