Fresh New Crop Murcott Mandrain

Murcott is the same variety marketed by Florida growers under the name Honey. It is believed to have come out of the U.S. Department of Agriculture citrus breeding program in Florida in the early 1900s. Murcott trees are moderate in size and vigor with a somewhat upright growth habit with willowy branches. The fruit tends to be borne near the outside of the tree. Alternate bearing often occurs in this variety, and if the fruit burden is excessive in the “on” year, the tree may die due to a carbohydrate depletion commonly referred to as “Murcott collapse.” The fruit is medium-sized when the tree is carrying a moderate fruit load. The orange rind is thin, smooth, and peels moderately well.