Royal Mandarin

Other names:

Temple Orange, Temple Tangor

General information:

Temple is a natural tangor that was discovered in 1896 in Jamaica. It is also called the Temple orange or the Royal mandarin. The tree is moderate in size and sensitive to cold. The fruit develops a satisfactory sugar to acid ratio only when grown in the warmest interior valleys. This noble variety is another hybrid cross between a tangerine and an orange. When grown in a suitable location, the fruit is large, usually subglobose. It's the size of an overgrown tangerine with easy to peel, pebbly reddish-orange thin skin. The fruit sections easily and has an outstanding zesty-sweet flavor which is the perfect blend of its fine tangerine and orange heritage. The flesh is orange-colored, tender, and juicy with a rich flavor. Temple is medium to late in maturity.