Tango (often marketed as Tangold) is a late harvested, seedless mandarin with excellent eating quality characteristics.
The fruit is similiar to Nadorcott (Afourer) and Murcott in appearance and quality, but is much more likely to be seedless. It is a medium sized fruit with very smooth rind, deep orange in colour and very easy to peel. The shape is deeply oblate and the flesh is fine and sweet with rich flavour and high juice content.
- Green tinge on peel: no problem
- Puffy or soft fruit: avoid
- Fruit should be firm with tight peel
Origin: Tango was developed by the University of California, Riverside from an irradiated selection of Afourer (W. Murcott) mandarin to reduce seediness. It was first registered in 1992, released as budwood in 2006 in California and 2009 internationally, and patented (Plant Patent #17863) in 2007. The Tango variety has been given Plant Breeders Rights in many citrus production countries.
Grown in: Tangold matures in mid to late winter and can hang on the tree for 3-4 months without loss of quality.Â Major plantings have taken place in California, Florida, Spain, South Africa, Peru, New Zealand and Australia.
Harvest & Availability:
- February: Spain
- March: Spain
- April: Spain
- May: Spain
- July: South Africa, Peru
- August: South Africa, Peru
- September: South Africa, Peru
- October: South Africa, Peru