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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

December 07, 2005

The post I was going to make...

...Before Rob posted one that is almost identical. How weird is that?

There has been something of a minor flurry going on in my head in regards to how many varieties of small orange-like fruit there are.

I found the following information here

Clementines: the clementine is a seedless mandarin.

Kumquats: the kumquat is like a citrus fruit and has an edible skin. It is the most well known of the sort fortunella which is closely related to Citrus.

Mandarins: type of small orange with loose skin. The mandarin got its name because it was exploited by high-ranking government officials in China (mandarins).

Minneolas: are a crossing between a tangerine and a grapefruit and can be recognized by "the little nose". Can be peeled manually. Is a type of Tangelo, a minneola is a specifically marketed tangelo.

Oranges: There are different types of oranges: navel oranges, Valencia oranges and blood oranges are the most cultivated races.

Tangelos: a tangelo is a crossing between a tangerine, a grapefruit and an orange. A specific kind of tangelo is the Ugli which is described further on this page.

Satsuma:is a very special seedling from Japan. Its skin is a bit tighter than the clementine and it doesn't have seeds as well.

Tangerines: a tangerine is an orange-red mandarin with a particular citrus taste. Can be peeled manually.

Uglis: a specific kind of tangelo, easier to peel. A crossing between a tangerine, a grapefruit and an orange. Looks really ugli and sometimes has brown spots. Can be peeled manually.

This has been a public information service.


  • Right. So mandarins and tangerines are evil. The rest are OK depending on exactly what tang of citrussy goodness you like (I still favour the satsuma over the clementine.) Thanks for your assistance.

    By Blogger Marie, at 5:49 am  

  • I can't help thinking that some of these would make good names for cars. I'd happily drive a Volkswagen Tangelo, but a Vauxhall Minneola.

    Or a Kia Kumquat.

    By Blogger bot37363838, at 5:55 am  

  • ...but NOT a Vauxhall Minneola.


    By Blogger bot37363838, at 5:56 am  

  • Maybe citrus breeders use the same naming software as car manufacturers.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 10:06 am  

  • They could put a cheeky Marketing spin on the ugli, like they did with the Megan: instead of "looks like a mechanical ugly duckling" they get that "I see you baby, shakin' that ass" music and all those dancers wiggling their nates all over the place.

    See that's what it's all about: turning vice into virtue.

    By Blogger SimonHolyHoses, at 10:09 am  

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