Gold Nugget Tangerines
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The golden nugget tangerine is an exceptional tangerine variety. It is roughly rounded in shape and exterior texture. Its skin is golden orange, aromatic and easy to peel. Its easily segmented flesh is deep orange, tender, extremely sweet and always seedless.
The Gold Nugget tangerine matures later and has a much longer season than most other mandarin varieties. Optimum season is February through May.
The Gold Nugget tangerine, botanically classified as citrus reticulate, is prized for being a late season variety of citrus offering its fruit from early spring through late summer. The Gold Nugget is technically a mandarin hybrid, being a cross between the Wilking and Kincy mandarins. The Gold Nugget tangerines are named for their golden color and pebbly skin texture.