Minneola Tangelo

The Minneola Tangelo Tree

Minneola tangelo is a hybrid of a duncan grapefruit and a mandarin. It’s one of the most common tangelo varieties. Great for juicing.

Basic Information

Common Name Minneola Tangelo
Botanical Name Citrus × tangelo ‘Minneola’
Location of Origin Minneola, Florida
USDA Zones 8-11
Can be grown in containers? Yes

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size Medium
Rind Thickness Average
Fruit Shape Oval, tapered neck
Skin Texture Smooth
Rind Color Orange
Flesh Color Organish
Fruit Flavor Sweet
Easy to Peel? Fairly Easy

Tree Details

Has Thorns? Yes
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Size Large
Flower Color White
Flower Size Medium-Large
Mature Tree Height in Ground 8′ – 12′
Fruit Bearing Age 3 – 4 years old
Alternate Bearing? No
Heat to Sweeten Fruit? No

Growing Conditions

Temperature Hardy to 32 ºF
Self-fertile? Yes, best when mandarin is pollinzer
Sunlight Required Full Sun
Bloom Season in Minnesota Spring/Summer
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


Minneola Tangelo tree catching some rays in the middle of the Minnesota summer.
This Minneola tree is approximately 2 and a half years old.
one minneola tangelo fruit for the 2018-2019 crop
Pretty disappointing potential harvest for the 2018-2019 winter as this is the only fruit that did not drop on the tree. Hold on buddy!
Minneola fruit is starting to take form with tapered neck
Minneola fruit taking form with now identifiable tapered neck