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An orangelo is a hybrid citrus fruit believed to have originated in Puerto Rico. The fruit, a cross between a grapefruit and an orange, had spontaneously appeared in the shade-providing trees grown on coffee plantations in the Puerto Rican highlands. In biology, hybrid has three meanings. ... Species & major hybrids Species Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus x aurantifolia - Key lime Citrus x aurantium Citrus x hystrix - Kaffir Lime Citrus x ichangensis - Ichang Lemon Citrus x limetta Citrus x limon - Lemon Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Citrus x paradisi - Grapefruit Citrus... Binomial name Citrus × paradisi Macfad. ... Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis and its fruit. ... Species Coffea arabica - Arabica Coffee Coffea benghalensis - Bengal coffee Coffea canephora - Robusta coffee Coffea congensis - Congo coffee Coffea excelsa - Liberian coffee Coffea gallienii - caffeine free Coffea bonnieri - caffeine free Coffea mogeneti - caffeine free Coffea liberica - Liberian coffee Coffea stenophylla - Sierra Leonian coffee ITIS 35189 2003-01-03 The coffee plant...


In 1956, Carlos G. Moscoso, from the Horticulture, Agricultural Extension Service, of the University of Puerto Rico noticed trees that grew fruits that were larger and a brighter yellow in color than the other trees on the plantations. Rootstock trials led to the development of the hybrid commonly known as the 'Chironja'. The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is the university system of Puerto Rico. ...


Chironja orangelos are often eaten in the same manner as grapefruit (cut in half and eaten with a spoon), but are sweeter and brighter in color than grapefruit, as well as being easier to peel.


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Orangelo (635 words)
So much variation was seen in the seedlings it was concluded that the 'Chironja' must be vegetatively propagated for uniform results.
The 'Chironja's' productivity makes it popular with Puerto Rican growers and it is in demand on Puerto Rican markets, mainly because it is more colorful than the grapefruit, sweeter, and easy to peel.
The fruit is cut in half and eaten with a spoon as a grapefruit is eaten, or is peeled and the sections eaten individually, or they are squeezed for juice.
Orangelo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (159 words)
In 1956, Carlos G. Moscoso, from the Horticulture, Agricultural Extension Service, of the University of Puerto Rico noticed trees that grew fruits that were larger and a brighter yellow in color than the other trees on the plantations.
Rootstock trials led to the development of the hybrid commonly known as the "Chironja."
Chironja orangelos are often eaten in the same manner as grapefruit (cut in half and eaten with a spoon), but are sweeter and brighter in color than grapefruit, as well as being easier to peel.
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