Pixie Mandarin Tangerines, Organic and Biodynamic
In season February and March
A farmer's market favorite for its seedlessness and rich sweet flavor; Pixie mandarins are the best of both oranges and mandarins.
Pale orange in color, Pixie mandarins (Citruss reticulata Blanco) have a pebbled texture. They are late ripening during the months of March and April. They vary in size, shape and peel texture.
Moderately juicy, Pixies are generally small (1" to 3" total diameter) but they can become large and extremely sweet due to their lower acid content.
Pixies offer a source of vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber as well as vitamin A, calcium, potassium and antioxidants.
Pixies are used in both savory and sweet dishes. Segments can be tossed in salads, used in fresh fruit compotes as a topping for cakes, ice cream or tarts. Pixies can be deliciously paired with olives, pistachios, yogurt, fennel, fresh herbs, poultry and seafood.
STORING FRUIT: We defer to the experts at the University of California Davis when we recommend storing all of our fruit at room temperature (around 70 degrees Fahrenheit) because refrigerator temperatures (usually 38-42 degrees) can damage them and/or prevent them from ripening to their best flavor and texture. Place produce in an open bowl or on a countertop out of direct sunlight to prevent produce from becoming too warm. Once cut or prepared, all fruits should be refrigerated promptly.
Our Passion & Our Promise — Growing and creating the highest quality produce and products. All Natural. No Additives. No Preservatives. No GMOs. Ever.
SHIPPING: We hand pick our mandarins to order and ship only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to arrive within 3 days, in order to maintain optimal freshness.