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Super Nova Tangerine
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Super Nova tangerines are large and round, ranging from 6 to 8 centimeters in diameter, and may feature a small bump at the end of the stem. Their dimpled skin is orange, aromatic, and leathery with deep oil glands. The thick skin is easy to peel, and its flesh is bright orange, very juicy, and seedless. Super Nova tangerines are sweet due to their high sugar content and also contain a high acidity level.
Super Nova tangerines are available in the late fall through winter.
Super Nova tangerines are a hybrid variety botanically classified under Citrus reticulate, and may also be known as Super Nova mandarins. This California variety has only been commercially available since 2016 and is popular for its easy to peel rind and vibrant, juicy flavor.
Super Nova tangerines are an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. They also contain vitamin A, beta-carotene, and calcium.
Super Nova tangerines are most popularly enjoyed fresh and can be used in both savory and sweet applications. In raw applications, Super Nova tangerines are peeled or juiced. The flesh can be added to garden and fruit salads, and the juice can be used for marinades and dressings. Super Nova tangerines are also used in baked goods, beverages, and smoothies. Super Nova tangerines will keep for up to one week at room temperature and up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
Super Nova tangerines earned their spacey name thanks to LoBue Citrus. The Lindsay, California company commercially grows and markets Super Nova tangerines, and the name was inspired by the bright, fiery orange hues of the fruit. The company trademarked the name, which requires other growers to come up with their own name for the fruit.
Super Nova tangerines originated in Florida in 1970 by citrus breeder Jack Hearn and were created from a cross between the two sibling varieties Lee and Nova. They were then sent to California to be produced, and LoBue Citrus first introduced Super Nova tangerines to the market in 2016. Today, Super Nova tangerines are available in select markets and grocery stores.