Clementines are available throughout all the year except the summer months of July and August.
A clementine is a hybrid between a mandarin orange and a sweet orange.
Most sources say that the clementine came to exist because of accidental hybridization, however, there are claims it originated in China much earlier.
Clementines are very often called “Christmas oranges” because their limited growing season falls during the winter.
The clementine is not always easy to distinguish from varieties of mandarin oranges. As such, it should not be confused with similar fruit such as the satsuma or honey sweet orange, or other popular varieties.