Frieda's Specialty Produce - Temecula Sweet Mandarin


What is a Temecula Sweet Mandarin?

  • Appearance is definitely overrated for this honey-sweet mandarin. Grown only in the Temecula area of Southern California, this tennis ball-sized citrus has thick skin that looks puffy and wrinkly, and sometimes the fruit looks a little morphed. But this puffy skin makes it really easy to peel.
  • Fruit expert and journalist David Karp calls it “preternaturally sweet” for its high sugar and low acid flavor combination.

How to Eat

  • Enjoy out of hand or add to salads.

Health Benefits

  • Rich in vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose fruit that feels heavy and skin is not dried out.
  • Wrinkles are normal!

How to Store

  • Keep at room temperature. For longer storage, store in the refrigerator.

When are they in season?

  • April-May

Where are they grown?

  • California, USA