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Tangerine & Mandarin Orange

Post by Navin » Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:47 am

This may not really be biology, just general knowledge but anyway, I would like to know whats the difference between a tangerine, a mandarin orange and a normal orange. (It's Chinese New Year here, and i'm eating lots of oranges and this question came to my mind)

Also, I would like to know why is it that some oranges' skin can be peeled easily whilst others can't.

Thanks.
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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:27 am

Aww the weather is so hot here, by looking your oranges it refreshes my mind yummie 8) drool...drool... :P
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Post by aileen » Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:19 am

they are jas the same oranges.. under one family.. i think they jas differ in terms of variety or cultivars..

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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:47 am

It means that then we can hybridize them, right? I wonder how the offsprings will be :)
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