Florida Honey Tangerines
Fast Facts
Availability Mar 1 to Mar 26
Status Avail. Next Season
Shipped to US* & Canada**
*excluding AK, HI
**excluding T, V, X, Y codes

Florida Honey Tangerines

The zipper-skinned Honey Tangerine is a unique Florida creation, blending tangerine sweetness and peel-ability with rich orange flavors. The thin skin of the Honey Tangerine easily peels away to reveal the readily separated sections arranged like so many piece of delicious candy.

Honey Tangerines have some seeds and are excellent for fresh eating. The juice may be refrigerated for 1-2 days or may be frozen. Shake well to remix juice if it separates after freezing.

No Longer Available This Season
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Availability

Florida Honey Tangerines are available March only They may be shipped to the lower 48 US states and eastern Canada. The "Make it Deluxe" option is not available to Arizona, California, Louisiana and Texas due to USDA regulations.

History

Like Fall Star Tangerines and Temple Oranges, Florida Honey Tangerines are tangors, a hybrid of mandarin and sweet orange. Unlike its cousins, however, Honey Tangerines were not a chance discovery. Working at a USDA nursery in Miami, Walter T. Swingle first created the hybrid in 1913 and sent a tree to Safety Harbor, Florida for testing and propagation. Charles Murcott Smith further propagated the tree in 1922 and by 1928 the tree and fruit became a commercial success known as the Honey Murcott.

Still officially designated as Honey Murcott, Florida Honey Tangerines are the latest maturing tangerine of the citrus season. That is why Florida Honey Tangerines have such a rich color and flavor.

Nutritional Information for Florida Honey Tangerines

One large tangerine, about 98 grams:

  • 43 calories
  • 1 g protein
  • 2 g dietary fiber
  • 13 mg calcium
  • 154 mg potassium
  • 90 RE vitamin A
  • 30 mg vitamin C
  • 20 mcg folate

Florida Honey Tangerines Product Specifications

9 Pieces
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  1 person
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  This pack is
    shipped all oranges only.
  Weight (approx.):  5 lb/2.25 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  9 oranges
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
1 Tray
Package Particulars -
  Recommended for:  1-2 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  9 lb/4 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  12-15 tangerines -OR-
    6-8 tangerines, 4 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
Jumbo Tray
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  2 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  15 lb/6.8 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  18-20 oranges -OR-
    9 oranges, 6 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada

2 Trays
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  2-3 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  18 lb/8.1 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  24-30 oranges -OR-
    16 oranges, 9 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
3 Trays
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  3-4 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  27 lb/12.25 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  36-45 oranges -OR-
    24 oranges, 12 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
4 Trays
Package Particulars
  Recommended for:  4-6 persons
  Orange-Grapefruit-Mixed?:  Specify mixed to
    include Ruby Red Grapefruit
  Weight (approx.):  36 lb/16.3 kg
  Pieces (approx.):  48-60 oranges -OR-
    32 oranges, 16 grapefruit
  Available to: U.S. and Canada
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