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Mandarin

The Mandarin orange, also known as the mandarin or mandarine, is a small citrus tree with fruit resembling other oranges. Some sources indicate that the original Japanese orange imported into North America became known as the "Mandarin orange" as a ... result of hostilities during World War II. Other sources indicate that they gained their names from the bright orange robes worn by the mandarins, public officials in imperial China. Mandarin oranges are usually eaten plain or in fruit salads. Specifically reddish-orange mandarin cultivars can be marketed as tangerines, but this is not a botanical classification. When exporting began, local Mandarin oranges were named after their port of origin.The tree is more drought-tolerant than the fruit. The mandarin is tender, and is damaged easily by cold. It can be grown in tropical and subtropical areas   more
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Orange

The orange is the fruit of the citrus species Citrus × ​sinensis in the family Rutaceae. The fruit of the Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from that of the Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange. The orange is a hybrid, possibly...  between pomelo and mandarin, cultivated since ancient times.Probably originating in Southeast Asia, oranges already were cultivated in China as far back as 2500 BC. Arabo-phone peoples popularized sour citrus and oranges in Europe and then, Spaniards introduced the sweet orange to the American continent in the mid-1500s.Orange trees are widely grown in tropical and subtropical climates for their sweet fruit, which can be eaten fresh or processed to obtain juice, and for the fragrant peel. They have been the most cultivated tree fruit in the world since 1987, and sweet oranges account for approximately 70% of the citrus production. In 2010, 68.3 million tonnes of oranges were grown worldwide, particularly in Brazil and in the US states of California and Florida.The origin of the term orange is presumably the Sanskrit word for "orange tree", whose form has changed over time, after passing through numerous intermediate languages. The fruit is known as "Chinese apple" in several modern languages. Some examples are Dutch sinaasappel and appelsien, or Low German Apfelsine. In English, however, Chinese apple usually refers to the pomegranate   more
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kawaii_crazy says2013-10-03T17:53:54.7073995-05:00
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