Ugli(r) Fruit is a Jamaican tangelo which is a citrus fruit created by crossing a grapefruit and a tangerine. Ugli is pronounce "OOgli". The fruit is sometimes called a Uniq Fruit. The Ugli(r) Fruit's rind is thick, rough, bumpy, distorted and greenish-yellowish-orange. Inside the easy-to-peel, loose skin is a super-luscious, juicy and virtually seedless flesh. The flavor is refreshingly sweet with notes of mandarin and grapefruit. The Ugli(r) fruit is a citrus like no other! Look for them in your local produce department now (or request from you produce manger)!
The skin is rough and wrinkled. It has a greenish tint that makes it look as though it may have gone bad. The flesh is orange to deep-orange.
Selecting and Buying
Trees are as hardy as most citrus, though they do best in areas with little to no frost. Ugli fruit are native to Jamaica.
The trees are bushy and range from 15 - 20 feet in height. Their leaves are evergreen, bright and almost glossy. The fruit hangs in clusters of 6 - 12, and can hang on the tree for several weeks after ripening.