Orri (Or)

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, Israel and South Africa.

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:

  • January:
  • February: Israel, Spain
  • March: Israel, Spain
  • April: Israel, Spain
  • May: Israel, Spain
  • June:
  • July:
  • August: South Africa, Peru
  • September: South Africa, Peru
  • October:
  • November:
  • December:


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