Monday, December 28, 2020

Late December Mandarins

 I tasted 5 different mandarins today.  In the pictures, they are in the following order, left to right:

Daisy SL
Lee x Nova (Supernova)
Page
Shirokolistvenyi Satsuma
Algerian Clementine

Daisy SL is an excellent sweet and complex mandarin but a week or two past its prime time
Lee x Nova (Supernova) is very sweet and at its peak flavor now
Page is getting ready, sweet and complex, but it will get even better later
Shirokolistvenyi Satsuma very juicy but mild in flavor and the membranes are hard.  This is the first fruiting of this graft on my Algerian Clementine. 
Algerian Clementine is still sour and needs couple more weeks on the tree

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