Murcott is a dense, heavy, late season mandarin with intense sweetness and flavour – very satisfying. The flesh is richly orange. The peel is smooth and thin with a reddish orange colour which is a little more difficult to remove than with many easy-peelers, though no real problem.
Also know as Honey Tangerine.
Murcott can be heavily seeded but often is virtually seed-free.
Origin: Murcott is most likely a tangor resulting from a tangerine crossed with a sweet orange. The origin is a bit hazy, but it is thought to have originated in a USDA planting around 1916.
Grown in: The most widely grown late mandarin in Florida; also common in Brazil, and there are reasonable plantings in Spain.
Harvest & Availability: Harvested in Florida in January to March; Spain in March to April. European availability:
April to May: from Spain