University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Fruits & Nuts

Tangelo (Citrus x tangelo)

Tangelo is the result of a cross between two citrus—a tangerine and a grapefruit. The tangelo tree can grow to a large size and is easily recognized by its cup-shaped leaves. Leaves are similar to oranges, with petiole wings of various sizes. Tangelos are usually about the same size as oranges, usually round, sometimes with a distinct neck at the stem end. The rind is orange to reddish-orange in color. Fruit usually peels easily and the segments usually separate readily. Seed numbers are variable. Tangelos grow throughout Central and South Florida.