Clementines, mandarins, and satsumas – oh my!
When it comes to small orange fruits one of our favourites is the humble clementine. Deep orange in colour, smooth and glossy on the outside – this fruit is happy to fill in as a quick snack, a sweet dessert treat or playing the part of the “Christmas Orange”, so called because of its peak season between mid-November to January.
Most sources credit Father Clément Rodier for discovering the clementine due to accidental hybridisation in the garden of his orphanage in Algeria.
Others say it originated earlier in China.
No matter where the clementine originated from, we are extra happy when the Christmas season rolls round and these sweet fruits roll onto the table.