Homegrown Hillsborough: Tangerines
Fun fact: Florida is the second-largest producer of tangerines in the United States, behind California.
When are fresh local tangerines available at local groceries and farm stands?
September to April
What types of tangerines are grown commercially here?
Fallglo, Sunburst, and Honey Murcott
Where are tangerines most commonly grown in Hillsborough County?
How many pounds of tangerines are harvested in Hillsborough County?
More than 6.9 million pounds
The oldest known budded Honey Murcott tree was owned by nurseryman Charles Murcott Smith in Bayview, a now defunct community on the shore of Tampa Bay, in eastern Pinellas County.