Fremont Tangerine Dream- Mandarins
Our fremont tangerine tree story originally published on December 21, 2007. These citrus trees are super juicy, sweet with a rich tangerine flavor. There’s seeds in them but the flavor is amazing and worth every bite. Warning to anyone who wants to walk under our trellised tangerine tree! At any moment, these tangerines can drop and cause a concussion, or at least a serious head ache for those who dare to pass underneath. This is our beautiful fremont mandarin tree.
What are Fremont Tangerines?
They are a juicy, sweet medium sized mandarin. This amazing fruit is a cross between a clementine and a ponkon tangerine. They are available through mid Winter and Early Summer months.
What Do Fremont Tangerines Taste Like?
- They have seeds are are easy to peel with a medium thick rind.
- Fremont’s are super juicy and sweet. They have a tighter flesh than most other mandarins. But the flesh is deep orange and wonderfully sweet.
- This is the tangerine or mandarin that we prefer to drink. It’s the perfect juicing mandarin and it’s loaded with amazing flavor. If you want a tree to juice, this is it!
Our Fremont Mandarin Tree
No one would ever believe that this tangerine tree was all but a skinny, struggling, “stem like ” specimen. Back in 2002 it was was the only tree left at the nursery, forgotten and literally the last pick of the litter. But believing that beauty lies skin deep (and because it cost under $20 bucks), we took this ugly, one gallon duckling home. Even after the first 2 years, it rarely grew past it’s original three, weak branches. Family members even encouraged us to replace our “Charlie Brown tree” with a healthier & heartier specimen.
Luckily, we never gave up on our Fremont tangerine tree. Then all of a sudden, it must have hit a hidden cache of crack underneath the hard clay soil. This tree has EXPLODED with leaves, flowers and delicious fruit way beyond our imagination. It’s gone bonkers with fruit and we had get a heavy duty metal trellis to support the fruit infested branches. We can’t wait for about another month or so for the fruit to ripen to a sugary sweet and we can already smell and taste all the cooking and cocktails in the future. Here’s more info on different mandarin trees.