The mid-winter favorite Minneola tangelo is also known as the Honeybell. This citrus variety is a hybrid cross between a grapefruit and a tangerine. It is the only citrus of its kind, and was first produced in the United States in the 1930s.
The knob at the stem end and its pretty, brick orange color are the fruit’s distinguishing features. The Minneola tangelo has a tart-sweet flavor and is super juicy. The taste experience happens in two phases: first the tartness and then the sweetness comes in behind.
We recommend eating your tangelos fresh. They’re easy to peel and the juicy segments are easily broken apart. They typically have a low seed occurrence, and also make great juice!
Store your tangelos in a single layer or perforated bag in the fridge. They ought to last several weeks in the fridge.