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Dancy mandarinFruit Ripens: March-Apr

Description: Dancy mandarin traces its origin to a seedling tree growing in the orchard of Colonel G. L. Dancy of Orange Mills in 1867. Its parent was a mandarin tree, known as the Morganne “tangerine,” reported to have been growing in the orchard of N. H. Morganne as early as 1843. This tree is believed to have been introduced from Tangiers, Morocco by Major At-way, the previous owner of the Morganne property. Regardless of this variety’s tangled history, its reputed origin of Tangiers gave rise to the term “tangerine” which today seems to refer to any mandarin, not just Dancy.

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