Your Mariposa Winter Citrus Guide

Citrus fruits are the perfect way to brighten up a cold, dark winter day and there’s a whole world of citrus beyond your average orange or lemon. Use this guide to learn more and decide which is right for you!


Blood Orange

Sweet and tangy with a signature red hue. Perfect for salads, dressings, and sauces!

Here’s a tasty Blood orange kale salad recipe!

Cara Cara Orange

With pinkish orange flesh, Cara Caras are sweeter and less acidic than your average orange. Great for a snack or to brighten up a salad.



Ultra sweet, easy to peel, usually seedless, and cute! A cross between a sweet orange and a Chinese mandarin orange, clementines pack a ton of flavor and nutrition into one tidy package.

Try this Quinoa salad recipe featuring clementines!

Satsuma Mandarin

Easy to peel and usually seedless, these oranges have a complex flavor that is much better fresh than in the can. The zest is great for baking.


Meyer Lemon

These are a hybrid between a mandarin and a standard lemon. They have orange skin and a much sweeter, less tangy taste than your average lemon. They are great for cocktails, desserts, and vinaigrettes if you are looking for a unique taste.

Yummmm, Lemon bars!



Pomelos are the largest of the cultivated citrus fruits and while they are related to grapefruits, they don’t have the usual bitter taste and are instead very sweet. Cut away the thick rind and enjoy in segments.



Candy, preserve, or eat them whole! Kumquats are the perfect snacking fruit because of their bite size. They are sweet on the outside, tart on the inside and make a great winter treat.

Minneola Tangelo


Seedless and easy to peel, Minneolas make a good choice for lunchboxes or snacks on-the-go. The sweet, intense flavor of tangerines comes through in a tangelo but is tempered by the tart and tangy, flowery taste of grapefruit .

Try coconut shrimp with tangelo salsa!