Tangereine has a sweet, light and tangy scent. Expressed from the fruit and peel, Tangereine is cleansing, uplifting and refreshing.
Latin name: Citrus reticulalato blanco Synonyms: Dancy Tangerine Plant family: Rutacea Extraction: Cold expression of the fruit and peel Origin: China, Europe and USA
Plant characteristics: Similar to the mandarin tree, from the same botanical source, although represents a lower stage in the horticulture of the fruit.
Tangerines tend to be harvested in earlier, around November, whereas mandarins are harvested in February. Unlike the mandarin the tangerine has no pips and is a slightly lighter colour and produces a slightly weaker oil.
Oil characteristics: pale yellow to orange mobile liquid with a sweet, light and tangy scent.
Traditional use: Tangerine was introduced to the USA from China via Europe and is sometimes known as Dnacy tangerine after Colonel G L Dancy, who apparently first started growing the fruit from seedlings in the southern states of America.