A mid season Clementine variety, Esbal has very good eating characteristics having an excellent flavour and fine tender flesh. The colour is very attractive and the segments are seedless.
Esbal does not hang on the tree well in late maturity, is prone to puffiness and has a tender rind which is susceptible to rain.
Origin: 1966, Sagunto, Valencia, Spain. Esbal is the result of a bud mutation of Fina.
Grown in: Spain
Harvest & Availability: Harvest is 2-3 weeks later than Marisol.
Mid December: from Spain
From Citrus Varieties of the World by James Saunt