The tangelo, or honeybell, is a tangerine-grapefruit hybrid from Florida. They look like oranges, except for their nipple-shaped stem, and taste like tangerines, only runny, intensely sweet, with a faint grapefruit tang.

Quality Check

The tangelo has a short season in winter, and must be picked delicately. Check the skin for blemish, but also for tears along the stem. Refrigerate for two weeks or keep at room temperature for a few days.


Cut longitudinally into quarters before unwrapping. Or open by hand by peeling from the stem. When snacking, keep a paper towel handy.

Author : Caleb Guard
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