Satsuma Mandarins originated in Japan but are the major export Mandarins grown in New Zealand. The popularity of this variety is due to their loose, easy-peeled skin, Satsuma’s are practically seedless, and that they mature over a good spread of time.
The Yen Ben is a true lemon and the main variety grown commercially in New Zealand. It has a smooth, thin skin and few seeds.
The Meyer lemon is a hybrid of a mandarin and a lemon. This variety is the hardiest citrus in New Zealand.
Meyer lemons are sweeter than Yenbens, and have very thin skin. Their
popularity is rising mainly due to consumer preference and an increase in
The Honey Murcott is one of the sweetest mandarins grown in Australia. Whilst it has more seeds than the Imperial and Afourer mandarin, it has a higher juice and sugar content.
The Honey Murcott is a very popular export variety, particularly in South