There’s no taste like freshly harvested produce. Citrus fruit in particular has a mouth watering burst of flavor when made fresh. Consumers are used to picking and juicing traditional oranges or even grapefruit but the tangerine might be a better pick. Depending on the type, tangerines are most likely to avoid frost damage since they ripen before other citrus trees. They can also be found growing year round, depending on the species grown. They have the tell tale deep or bright orange color when ripe and they should be picked just as the fruit feels soft.
- Since oranges need to be grown in a warm climate, tangerines are a popular alternative
- Since tangerines ripen earlier than other citrus fruits, it is easier to harvest them before any frost sets in
- Tangerines will last for approximately two weeks at room temperature. Store them in the refrigerator so they can last longer.
“Most varieties are self-fertile and are well suited for those lacking in garden space.”