Saturday, 12 January 2008
What are they really? And why on earth do we need them when we already have the tastiest, easiest to peel fruit around, the clementine?
On occasion, we've had to buy the Clemenvillas because there was a lack of clementines. I was leery of the slightly chubbier relation of the clementine, with its tighter skin. They were tasty however, and the little sections came easily apart.
After much asking around, we finally found out from Madame at Chez Rafik that it is a combination of an orange and a clementine. Well, I would say that it is a tasty little creature, but again, why? The clementine is equal in pleasure to the taste, and again, easier to peel. Does it have a longer growing season? Does it ship better? Is it packed with more Vitamin C?
In conclusion, I recommend the clemenvilla as a tasty fruit, but it takes a back crate to the clementine.