MANDARIN

MEDITERRANEAN DIET

OKITSU MANDARIN

mandalina-okitsu-mandarin
Description

Okitsu harvest starts around 20th of September. As all citrus varieties coming out during this period need degreening, Okitsu also undergoes intensive degreening which might negatively affect shelf life. As a result Okitsu is mostly preferred with its natural greenish color in the domestic market. Available mostly in 52-80mm.

Recommended period for export is week 40 to week 43.
harvest months
SEP
OCT

SATSUMA MANDARIN

mandalina-okitsu-mandarin-satsuma
Description

A vastly popular variety in many markets. Satsuma has rooted itself so deep into the fresh fruit business that in some countries a Christmas holiday season without Satsumas is unthinkable. Its puffy and easy to peel form make Satsuma a perfect snack for fruit lovers of all ages. Despite its popularity Satsuma remains one of the most delicate fruits to handle. If not picked, packed and shipped with delicacy, Satsuma can produce unwanted results for shippers and receivers.

Available mostly in 52-80mm. Recommended period for export is week 43 to week 50.
harvest months
OCT
NOV
DEC

NOVA MANDARIN

mandalina-nova-mandarin
Description

Nova fills the gap between Satsuma and W.Murcott for Turkish mandarin season as Fremonts are not preferred by buyers and Clementines have failed to become a major export item from Turkey. It is strictly an export variety as the domestic market prefers the last remaining Satsumas over Nova’s tough, hard to peel skin. If picked and packed in the right conditions Nova shows a good arrival quality and decent shelf life. Available mostly in 55-80mm.

Recommended period for export is week 50 to week 3.
harvest months
JAN
DEC

fremont MANDARIN

mandalina-fremont-mandarin
Description

We consider Fremont the origin of all current day enhanced mandarins. It has a shiny red/orange color, thin easy to peel skin, and a sweet juicy taste. But it also has the 2 major traits a modern day mandarin should not have: lots of seeds and a short shelf life. Nowadays Fremonts are mostly packed for Middle East where taste and color are still valued over hardiness and being seedless. Available mostly in 50-65mm.

Recommended period for export is week 48 to week 5.
harvest months
JAN
DEC

ellendale MANDARIN

mandalina-ellendale
Description

Ellendale used to fill the gap between Nova and Ortanique until W.Murcotts became so widely available. It is an Australian variety that resembles a Murcott but tends to be a larger fruit that is not as smooth skinned as a Murcott. Nevertheless Ellendale is an easy peeler with good color, shape and taste and can be easily substituted for a W. Murcott. Available mostly in 65-80mm.

Recommended period for export is week 2 to week 6.
harvest months
JAN
FEB

clementine MANDARIN

mandalina-clementine
Description

Clementine remains one of the more difficult varieties to grow in Adana where it is extremely humid. But good quality Clementine always has its buyers in both domestic and export markets. Adana clementine on the outside can be a bit less orange than a Spanish clementine. But it still eats better than a Satsuma and peels easier than a Fremont. Available mostly in 52-80mm.

Recommended period for export is week 46 to week 50.
harvest months
NOV
DEC

Ortanique MANDARIN

mandalina-Ortanique-mandarin
Description

Ortaniques are not as popular as they used to be. The biggest reason for that is probably because it is not really an easy peeler when it’s harvested around February. In addition, Adana Ortanique tends to be more sour and larger in size than its Cypriot and Spanish relatives. Despite these factors, Ortanique’s durability and long shelf-life provide enough upside for buyers to keep investing in this variety that is also known as Mandora in some origins. Available mostly in 65-110mm. Recommended period for export is week 5 to week 15.

harvest months
FEB
MAR
APR

W. Murcott MANDARIN

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Description

Adana area is an ocean of W.Murcot trees. Expect the production volumes to grow exponentially over the next 5 years. Although the Murcott is a very tasty and a well colored variety, the climate in Adana is forcing the packers to harvest the fruit before it reaches full maturity. Therefore Adana Murcott can be a bit more sour and greenish than other supplying countries. Nevertheless, Adana produces a strong quality Murcott that will take over the markets with sound quality and big volumes. Available mostly in 52-68mm. Recommended period for export is week 1 to week 10.

harvest months
JAN
FEB
MAR

Minneola MANDARIN

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Description

It is becoming extremely difficult to grow a good quality Minneola fruit in Adana. The weather conditions have become too unfavorable: The excess humidity and heat in the summer are creating too many complications. A good quality Minneola, however, has its buyers in West European markets like the Netherlands, Germany and France. Available mostly in 65-80mm. Recommended period for export is week 49 to week 1.

harvest months
JAN
DEC