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Ugli fruit

Ugli fruit

Scientific Name: Citrus paradisi x citrus reticulata

Ugli fruit is an unattractive looking mottled green and yellow citrus fruit. It is a tangelo, which are natural hybrids between a mandarin and grape fruit. Ugli is native to the island of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea. UGLI is now the registered trade mark under which Cabel Hall Citrus Ltd. markets its brand of tangelos from Jamaica. It is a tasty fruit, sweeter than grapefruit. Ugli is grown in Australia and New Zealand. The fruit is large, ranging in diameter from 10cm to 15cm. The colour varies from green to greenish-yellow, to yellow, and some even orange.