The Q&A Archives: Bitter Tasting Tangelo

Question: I have a tangelo tree that is 10 years old and about 6 feet tall but the fruit is terribly bitter to taste. Is there something I can do or not do to cure this problem? As it stands right now you cannot even eat the fruit it is so bitter.

Answer: Tangelos are a cross between tangerine and grapefruit. The hybrid 'Minneola' tastes more like a tangerine; the hybrid 'Sampson', tastes more like grapefruit. Sounds as though you've got the more tart of the two trees. There's not much you can do to make the fruit sweeter, except to add sugar when you eat it. Tangelos are mostly used for making marmalade and juice, not for eating straight off the tree.

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