Today I’ll be introducing you to some uncommon and unusual citrus varieties that you may not have seen before and that you’ve got to try. Some of these varieties are commonly grown in some countries but relatively unheard of in others. The citrus fruits we’ll be talking about and tasting today are Vaniglia Sanguigno (AKA mango orange, vanilla blood orange, and strawberry orange), Tangelo Seminole, Rangpur Lime, Satsuma Mandarin, Encore Mandarin, Cutlers Red Grapefruit and Chinotto. We’ll be talking a bit about each citrus variety and tasting the fruits to see what each one is like.
The growing requirements for each type is relatively similar to many other citrus, though do consider the cold hardiness of each type when deciding to plant, as some will be more cold hardy than others and also grow to different sizes etc. More information on anthocyanins and lycopene: Anthocyanins are water-soluble vacuolar pigments that, may appear red, blue, purple, or black, depending on their pH value. Food plants rich in anthocyanins include blueberries, raspberries, black soybean, and black rice, among many others in the colour range described above. Autumn leaf colours are sometimes derived from anthocyanins too. Lycopene is a bright red carotenoid hydrocarbon found in tomatoes as well as other red fruits and vegetables, like red carrots, grapefruits, watermelons and papayas