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 worthy variety to extend the season of easy-peelers once the main Clementine varieties have finished. The skin is a lovely colour, being thin and very easy to remove. There can be a slight oily residue on peeling, but realy it is a sign of things to come. At its best, Orri is simply irrisitible with fine, juicy flesh and gorgeous sweetness.
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, as well as Israel.
Availability: As a late season fruit, Or is generally harvested from February to April:
- February: Israel, Spain
- March: Israel, Spain
- April Israel, Spain
- May: Israel, Spain
- August: South Africa (Or 4)
- September: South Africa (Or 4)