Like the brilliant sunburst for which it is named, this deep reddish-orange fruit is as pleasing to the eye as to the palate. Sunburst Tangerines feature a peel so remarkably smooth and thin that the sections inside are seen as ridges on the outside. Yet inside, Sunburst tangerines boast a rich, sweet fruit.
Approximate Season (may vary): November - Mid January.
Taste Characteristics: Deep orange juice provides a high level of sweet, rich flavor.
Peel Characteristics: Extreme smooth and particularly thin rind. So smooth and thin that it is slightly ridged corresponding with segments. Easy to peel. Deep reddish-orange exterior.
Internal Characteristics: Deep orange interior; seedless.
Origin: Hybrid, developed in USDA breeding program-Orlando, released in 1979. Cross between Robinson (Clementine x Orlando Tangelo) and Osceola.
Suggested Uses: Excellent peeled or cut in points, wheel or smiles. Eat as a snack or use in salads, as a garnish or as an ingredient in a main or side dish. Wonderful lunch treat or dessert.
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