Executive Gift Baskets of Ortanique Oranges
The cross between an orange and a tangerine produced the tangerine orange which is a hybrid fruit. It appears that someone took portions of each name to arrive at the new name say- OR, from orange-and TAN from -tangerine, and IQUE from the word unique-to arrive at this name. I could only guess that that the creator of the name was interested in emphasizing the special quality and influence this fruit has on the people who taste it.
Another name was given and that is: “tangor” perhaps another take off from the name. tangerine are rich in texture are a bright orange color and has superb flavor. They are easy to peel and the segments open up easily. tangerine are medium in size and has a tangy tangerine, slightly sweet flavor.. The Jamaican ortaniques are very pale in color. They have no seeds but are juicy and fleshy. To some, these are the best tasting of the tangerine.
The flavor, taste and texture of ortanique oranges are dependent upon the area they are grown. The tropical variety of tangerine’ flesh are pale in color and seedless similar to the Jamaican variety. The Mediterranean variety, however, produces tangerine with thick rinds because of the type of soil there.
tangerine can be peeled and eaten right out of your hand. You get the refreshing flavorful taste every time. If you prefer, you can also squeeze its juice after peeling off the skin in a glass and drink it plain.
You can also blend it with other flavored drinks and fruit juices. They also make beautiful executive gift baskets! The tangerine wedges -segments – can be added to fruit salads to make creative dishes. Sorbet can be deliciously refreshing and a thirst quencher when you add wedges of tangerine to the mix on a hot day while working in your backyard or doing your chores. After a sporting match or game they hit the spot to make you relax and enjoy the rest of your day. They can be used as preserves on other sweet meats and make delicious tasting candies with the juice and the rind.