Comparing different varieties of mandarins isn’t like comparing apples. Difference in appearance are hard to detect. That is why I was happy when I noticed a circle at the bottom of some of the mandarins I purchased at a farmer’s market in Irvine, CA. This mandarin would be the Page mandarin (also listed as being a tangerine). It was discovered in 1942, in that other orange state (Florida). It was released on the market in 1963. It’s pretty standard for citrus to take a while to get to the marketplace. Page Mandarins are average in size for a mandarin. Their skin is easy to remove like with most mandarins.
My Experience with this Orange (Rating Scale 1-10)
Seeded or Seedless: Little to no seeds
Acidity : 7
Orange Flavor: 6
Overall Feeling: I have heard many people say a Page Mandarin is like a cross between a Clementine and a Minneola. I don’t think that is too far off. It has the juciness of a Minneola and the sweetness of a Clementine. It’s one of the sweeter mandarins I have reviewed. The sweet/tart scale on this one is definitely tipping towards the sweet end. Their juiciness is what makes them one of the best mandarins for juice.
Availability: December to February