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.
- 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?
Where are they grown?
- California, USA