A healthy, sweet, flavorful, and low seed mandarin hybrid
Peel it for a quick snack
Or cut and juice
About the Variety
The Sugar Belle® was naturally selected by the University of Florida as a mandarin hybrid that resembles the minneola tangelo with it’s iconic bell shape. The variety is low seed to seedless, easy to peel, very juicy, and has rich red orange color. Sugar Belle® is know for being intensely sweet while perfectly balanced with a unique tartness that puts it at the top of consumer taste panels.
Being somewhere between a mandarin and an orange, the Sugar Belle® works great as a healthy quick peel snack like a mandarin or sliced and juiced like an orange. The peel is also useful for cooking, cocktails, garnishes, potpourri, or essential oils.
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Available mid-November to late-December
The Sugar Belle is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Folate, and Thiamin. These are all important vitamins and minerals for heart health, cellular function, and to help fight against disease and infection.
The tangy sweetness of Sugar Belle is perfect for adding complexity to your food or drink recipes. Marinade or it pour over seafood, use the juice for a sweet-and-sour stir-fry, or simply add it to your salad.
With mixed drinks Sugar Belle complements well with vodka, rum, tequila, and bourbon using the juice, peel, or slice. You can also just add a slice to your favorite wheat ale.
Where to Find
Currently Sugar Belle have limited availability due to the newness of the variety. However, as more acreage comes into production you should see the fruit on the shelves between mid-November to late-December. Until then, tell your local produce managers you are interested in Sugar Belle.