This variety has got a very thin peel of an intense orange colour that can be easily removed from the flesh. The common variety (avana) is available from December to January, while late mandarin (ciaculli) is available from February to April. This fruit of medium-big size has got a roundish shape, it is flat at the poles and very juicy.
Mandarin contains more sugars than orange and more vitamins of the B group, calcium and phosphorus.