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Citrus x tangelo

Tangelo is a plant which belongs to the Citrus genus.

The tangelo is a citrus hybrid of tangerine x pomelo, or tangerine x grapefruit. The fruit is about are the size of an adult fist, has a tangerine taste, and is juicy rather than fleshy1. Tangelos generally have loose skin and are easier to peel than oranges, readily distinguished from them by a characteristic “nipple” at the stem1. Minneolas are a popular variety of tangelo1.

It is a flowering edible fruit and is treated mainly as an evergreen, so it retains its leaves throughout the year. Tangelo normally grows to a tree habit.

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How to grow Tangelo

See our list of companion Plants for Tangelo to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Tangelo from seed

Transplanting Tangelo

Common Tangelo problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Tangelo plants:

Other names for Tangelo


C. reticulata × C. maxima, C. reticulata × C. paradisi

Tangelo care instructions

How long does Tangelo take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Tangelo

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