Thursday, February 25, 2010

What is a Tangerine?

By Caleb 
Many students from 2KM were unfamiliar with the word tangerine after seeing Kayla's brainfood.

Here is some information about this popular fruit!


The orange tangerine is a citrus in the family of mandarin fruit. A tangerine is basically an orange, but the tangerine is smaller, flatter, and it is easier to peel. This sweet fruit is harvested in Arizona, California, Florida, Brazil, China, Italy, Japan, Spain, and does not grow in Australia.


  1. Dear Caleb,

    Thank you for the post on tangerines. The fact that they are smaller, flatter and easier to peel is why I prefer them to oranges! I had no idea they are not grown in Australia and now I do!

    Thanks for the insight.

  2. Dear Caleb,
    Thanks for a great post. We have something in Australia that looks like a tangerine. It is called a mandarin. Mandarins are easy to peel too!
    Best wishes,

  3. @2KM,

    Thank you for spending time composing your wonderful comment on my post. I hope you tell other Australians about tangerines. If you can buy tangerines in Australia, would you spend time composing another comment on my post? I wonder if they would be super expensive?