Chironja Orangelo

DESCRIPTION

An orangelo is a hybrid citrus tree believed to have originated in Puerto Rico. Its fruit, a cross between a grapefruit and an orange, spontaneously appeared among the trees that casted shadows on coffee plantations in the Puerto Rican highlands.

USES AND FUN FACTS

The name Chironja is a combination between the word Chi(na), the Puerto Rican term used for the sweet orange, and (to)ronja, the Spanish word for grapefruit.

The Chironja Orangelo’s fruits are big and obovate; they are used in cooking just like the grapefruit, even though they are sweeter and easier to peel.

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