Chinese Honey (Ponkan) Mandarin Orange

(Last Updated On: December 11, 2010)

Chinese Mandarian Honey Orange (Ponkan) Mandarin oranges are a popular fruit in the United States. But most of the time they are enjoyed either in can form or found in a crate of Clementines. But there is a greater variety of mandarins out there. One of those varieites is the Chinese Honey or Ponkan Mandarin orange. It is larger than most mandarians. It is not a seedless, which may be a turn off to most people. However the seeds can be easily removed and I found a couple segments that didn’t contain any seeds.

The Chinese Honey was introduced to the United States somewhere around 1880, in Florida.

My Experience with this Orange (Rating Scale 1-10)
Seeded or Seedless: Seedless
Sweetness: 7
Acidity : 5
Orange Flavor: 6
Juiciness: 6

Overall Feeling: The Chinese Honey has a sweet straight forward orange flavor. They are easy to peel, much like the Clementine. I probably won’t purchase them again not because they are bad, but because there are other citrus out there with a similar flavor and no seeds. Don’t let this stop you from trying these out.