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Citrus => Citrus General Discussion => Topic started by: Ckitto on April 14, 2019, 05:30:28 PM

Title: Orri Mandarin
Post by: Ckitto on April 14, 2019, 05:30:28 PM
Tried the Orri for the first time. Saw them many times in the local market and I never bothered as the Gold Nugget has been selling for $1 a pound until this week. The lady at market was peeling the Orri and letting customers to try and only took a bite to get hooked. A bit seedy but excellent taste that rivals the GN (to my taste bud).

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(https://i.postimg.cc/KR8rqywB/IMG-20190414-141115396.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KR8rqywB)

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Title: Re: Orri Mandarin
Post by: SoCal2warm on April 14, 2019, 07:17:07 PM
It's a hybrid of Temple Orange and Dancy.

(I've never gotten the opportunity to taste Temple Orange but it's supposed to be well renowned for its flavor, and is actually itself believed to be an orange-mandarin hybrid)
Title: Re: Orri Mandarin
Post by: Millet on April 14, 2019, 10:19:15 PM
There are so many mandarins on the market these days, more or less they all taste much the same.  Some are a little sweeter, and some are a little more acidic.  All in all mandarins are mandarins.  If I had to pick one as my favorite, I guess I would pick Xie Shan,
Title: Re: Orri Mandarin
Post by: SoCal2warm on April 15, 2019, 01:30:09 AM
There are so many mandarins on the market there days, more or less they all taste much the same.  Some are a little sweeter, and some are a little more acidic.  All in all mandarins are mandarins.
That's mostly true, but is not quite all true.
You've obviously never tried a Shasta Gold or a fresh Satsuma that was just picked from the tree of a very mature (15+ years) tree.
Also no one is going to say that a Page mandarin tastes like a regular mandarin.

Shasta Gold also has some Temple Orange in its lineage, so I suspect there may be some similarity in flavor to Orri.
Title: Re: Orri Mandarin
Post by: Radoslav on April 15, 2019, 02:51:15 AM
Quite surprising, that it is seedy. It should be seedless. In fact Orri (Or) is not hybrid of Temple Orange and Dancy as SoCal wrote. It is irradiated Orah (Ora) Temple x Kinnow hybrid. Originated in Vulcan institute Israel.

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Title: Re: Orri Mandarin
Post by: SoCal2warm on April 21, 2019, 03:15:15 PM
market in Seattle

(https://i.postimg.cc/kRP4S4Mg/20190421-121115.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kRP4S4Mg)

Looks like there's some viable budwood on those Shasta Gold mandarins
Title: Re: Orri Mandarin
Post by: tve on April 21, 2019, 10:45:59 PM
Looks like there's some viable budwood on those Shasta Gold mandarins

Zing!
Title: Re: Orri Mandarin
Post by: Kelley_GA8a on May 13, 2019, 10:11:43 PM
I tried the Orri today and have to say it is the absolute best tasting mandarin I’ve ever had. I know they’re patented, but would love to have this tree.

(https://i.postimg.cc/QFK593Hn/02210839-38-F0-4-F20-915-C-167457-FCA328.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QFK593Hn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ns8mqPmV/4634250-B-3660-4503-8331-F82-ED996-BD05.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ns8mqPmV)
Title: Re: Orri Mandarin
Post by: TooFarNorth on May 13, 2019, 11:47:17 PM
I would love to have that tree as well.  Where did you find the fruit?

TFN
Title: Re: Orri Mandarin
Post by: SoCal2warm on May 14, 2019, 12:05:33 AM
The "Ori Tangerine" I tried was nice, kind of similar to a Lee, and I could taste just a little bit of that "orange" flavor (like Shasta Gold), but I definitely prefer Shasta Gold. The Ori was good, but not really excellent. The inside seemed to be just a little bit dry though so maybe I did not have a fresh one. That can make a lot of difference.
Title: Re: Orri Mandarin
Post by: Kelley_GA8a on May 14, 2019, 04:20:34 AM
TFN, my local Food Depot (of all places) had them lol. I found one seed and planted it, just for kicks.