Murcott Tangor

The Murcott Tangor Tree

The Murcott Tangor, also called a Honey Murcott, was originally classified as an orange. It’s sweetness factor coupled with easiness to peel makes it a viable commercial fruit and is a substitute for clementines.

Basic Information

Common Name Murcott Tangor
Botanical Name Citrus x nobilis ‘W. Murcott’
Location of Origin Florida, United States
USDA Zones 9-11
Can be grown in containers? Yes

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size Small
Fruit Shape Round, somewhat stocky
Fruit Flavor Tart
Rind Thickness Thin
Rind Texture Smooth
Rind Color Orange
Flesh Color Orange
Easy to Peel? Very Easy
Seeds Some

Tree Details

Has Thorns? Yes, fairly small
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Size Medium
Flower Color White
Flower Size Medium
Mature Tree Height in Ground 8′ – 12′
Fruit Bearing Age 3 – 4 years old
Alternate Bearing? Yes
Heat to Sweeten Fruit? Yes

Growing Conditions

Temperature Hardy to 32 ºF
Self-fertile? Yes
Sunlight Required Full Sun
Bloom Season in Minnesota Spring
Harvest Season in Minnesota Winter
Average Spring/Summer Watering Once every 1-2 weeks, more often when hot
Average Fall/Winter Watering Once every 3 weeks

Guides for Growing in Containers

Images

A surviving murcott orange tree with new leaves currently on it.
Where are the leaves? Is the tree dead?
new growth sprouting on murcott
Comeback! Check out the new growth!