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Mandarin oranger

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Mandarin oranger
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Faimily: Rutaceae
Genus: Citrus
Species: C. reticulata
Binomial name
Citrus reticulata

The Mandarin oranger, forby kent as the mandarin or mandarine (baith lawer-case), is a smaa citrus tree (Citrus reticulata) wi fruit resemblin ither orangers. Mandarin oranges are uisually eaten plain or in fruit salads. Specifically reiddish-orange mandarin cultivars can be mercatit as tangerines, but this is nae a botanical classification. When exportin began, local Mandarin oranges wur named efter thair port o origin.[1]

The tree is mair droucht-tolerant than the fruit. The mandarin is tender, an is damaged easily bi cauld. It can be grown in tropical an subtropical auries.


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  1. "The Scoop on this Week's Snack: Mandarins" (PDF). BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. Retrieved 17 Januar 2013.[deid airtin]