The mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata; Chinese: 橘子 or 桔子; pinyin: júzi), also known as the mandarin or mandarine, is a small citrus tree with fruit resembling other oranges.
Mandarins are usually eaten plain or in fruit salads. Specifically reddish-orange mandarin cultivars can be marketed as tangerines, but this is not a botanical classification.
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Mandarins are smaller and oblate, rather than spherical like the common oranges (which are a mandarin hybrid). The taste is considered less sour, as well as sweeter and stronger. A ripe mandarin is firm to slightly soft, heavy for its size, and pebbly-skinned. The peel is very thin, with very little bitter white mesocarp,so they are usually easier to peel and to split into segments. Hybrids generally have these traits to a lesser degree.