Tangelos are available from September through to December.
Storage and Handling
Store at room temperature. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Tangelos are a citrus fruit hybrid of tangerine and pomelo or grapefruit. The Seminole variety of tangelos, introduced to New Zealand in the 1950s, is a hybrid of mandarin and grapefruit.
- Tangelos are juicy and sweet, have few pips and are easy to peel
- Tangelo blossoms are beautifully perfumed
- Tangelos grow well in a sheltered position that gets plenty of sunlight
- Like all citrus trees they prefer well-drained soil and lots of water
- 95% of New Zealand tangelos are grown in the Gisborne area
- Ripe tangelos have a dark orange colour, which is nearly red
Tangelos are a good source of vitamin C.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.