About Tangerine Fruit Citrus Reticulata
Tangerine have scientific name Citrus reticulata and synonym Citrus nobilis, Citrus deliciosa or Citrus chrysocarpa. Tangerine Fruit Citrus Reticulata come from East Asia. Plant height can reach 2-8 m and be able to adapt to dry areas. Elliptical leaf blade, ellipse or lanceolate with a dull end, curved inward, the edges of a very weak, with a length of 3.5-8cm. The diameter of the flowers ranges from 1.5-2.5 cm, the two and the white crown. Ball-shaped fruit depressed with a length of 5-8 cm, thick skin of 0.2-0.3 cm, and orange fruit flesh.
Characteristic of Tangerine Fruit Citrus Reticulata
Fruits are rich in vitamin C, potassium, fiber, antioxidants, and fat-burning enzymes. Potassium is useful for regulating blood pressure in the body. The content of antioxidants play a role in slowing aging (antiaging), protect from various diseases such as heart and cancer.
Citrus reticulata citrus peel has a variety of compounds, among them tangeritin and nobiletin. Tangeritin is a methoxyflavone compound that has potential as an anticancer agent. Nobiletin may inhibit the induction of skin cancer, inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells.
Cultivation of Tangerine Fruit Citrus Reticulata
Cultivation of this plant mostly from seeds, can with seeds that come from the graft or also from seed grafting or grafting results. For the plantation scale, mostly use grafting plant, because they have several advantages, such as the rapid fruiting, and the quality of fruit produced can be standard.