The Or, Orr or Orri is a late season mandarin with exceptional sweetness, but enough acidity to give a fine, well balanced flavour. Orri is mostly seedless and is a wonderful variety to extend the season of easy-peelers once the main clementine varieties have finished. The skin is a lovely colour, being thin and quite easy to remove. There can be a slight oily residue on peeling, but really it is a sign of things to come.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: *****
At its best, Orri is simply irresistible with fine, juicy flesh and gorgeous sweetness.
Fine, sweet, balanced
Names: Or; Orr; Orri
Origin: Or is an Israeli variety from the famous Volcani Institute: an induced mutation of Orah, an Ortanique, which itself is a hybrid of Temple and Dancy. There are nine selections of Or, and Or 4 has been named Orri. Orri is a protected and registered name for cultivation and marketing purposes.
Grown in: Spain and South Africa, Israel.
Harvest & Availability: As a late season fruit, Orri is generally harvested from February to April in the Mediterranean. Marketing in the UK takes place in:
- February: Israel, Spain
- March: Israel, Spain
- April: Israel, Spain
- May: Israel, Spain
- August: South Africa (Or 4), Peru
- September: South Africa (Or 4), Peru