What’s The Difference Between Oranges, Mandarins, Satsumas, Clementines, Tangerines?
Unsure of the differences between these small citrus fruits, many people confuse often oranges, mandarins, Tangerines, Clementines, and Satsumas. In fact, throughout the United States, the terms mandarin and tangerine are used interchangeably, even though they are not the same thing. While a tangerine is a type of mandarin, not all mandarins are tangerines.
But the confusion isn’t really a surprise, as the Citrus Variety Collection of the University of California has 167 different hybrids and varieties of mandarins listed.
Here’s a breakdown of the differences between these popular and delicious citrus fruits: