Posted by gotica on January 16, 2014 at 17:56 and edited at May 18, 2019 at 09:30


A little while back, I posted about my hunt for a tangerine tree and how fruitless my efforts had been. One supplier put me onto the local wholesaler who, while seeming a bit gruff and abrupt, told me to contact them around November last year.

I didn't get around to it until now, however it seems that we're a bit closer.

They were able to look through their records and have suggested that Citrus x Reticulata Clementine is the closest strain to a tangerine that they have available and that it's sold by Bunnings.

Looking on the Bunnings site, the description of the fruit gives me a vague memory of the tree at my parents house:

Heavy crops of deep orange-coloured fruit with a juicy, sweet flavour. - Medium size fruit, with medium thickness rind. - Colour deep orange to reddish orange. - Flesh deep orange, tender and melting. Sweet tasting.

Wiki also refers to them as an 'Algerian Tangerine'