FIRST TO RIPEN OF THE
Kawana-similar to Silverhill, but Silverhill is better. Which, flavorwise, is not much of a recommendation.
Miho Wase-Starts late May/early June.Very similar to Miyagawa. Fruit rather small. Easy peel, nearly seedless, small tree. Precocious fruiter. Slow growing. Better flavor than Silverhill.
Miyagawa wase-Starts late May/early June. Better flavour than Silverhill, seedless, easy peel. Fruit rather small. Small tree, slow growing.
Silver Hill-Starts early June. Very easy peel, flattened fruit, medium to large; heavy cropping, mediocre flavor, skin tears when picked. Small tree, very reliable.
MAIN SEASON VARIETIES
Burgess Scarlett-fruits from September to October. Easy peel, highly flavored, aromatic, small to medium sized fruit on a vigorous tree.
Clementine-fruits from about end of June on, holding well on the tree into August. Fruit usually small to medium, juicy, with very good flavor. Not entirely easy peel, can be seedy when near other citrus, subject to verrucosis.
Fairchild-fruits approx. July to early November. Easy peel, very good flavour, holds well on the tree, but small fruit.
Freemont-fruit season, fruit size, peelability etc pretty much the same as Clementine, except that it holds well on the tree without drying out later in the season.
Murcott-fruits late October to February. Outstanding flavour, difficult to peel, fruit can be small. Colour fades a bit and regreens slightly in the warmer part of its season. Moderately seedy.
Richards Special- late spring fruiter, large fruit, puffy, exceptionally easy peel, distinctive slightly 'grapefruity' flavor, flesh loses juiciness after November. Vigorous tree.
Nova-winter fruiter, starting in June.
Page-this mandarin has a quarter American grapefruit in its blood, so it looks a bit orange like, altho' the fruit are small. It is particularly juicy and flavorful, and is fairly easy to peel. Page is productive, and has few seeds.
LAST OF THE SEASON
Encore-Ready from the end of November through to late February/March. It's ability to hold on the tree for such an extended period is a real plus. Medium large fruit, thin skinned and easy peel, Encore also has rich flavour. The fruit tend to lose color ('re-green') over summer, but eating quality if unaffected.Tends to biennial bearing. Encore is a large and vigorous tree, and needs more fertiliser to produce good fruit as a result.
Fortune-September to December fruiting. Easy peel, large fruit, good flavor, seedless, moderate cropper.
Kara-Ripens late October to December.Medium large fruit with very good flavor, but the fruit are prone to verrucosis, and Kara tends to be a biennial bearer.