Skip To Main Content
Instacart logo
Departments
More ways to shop
Help

Mandarinquat Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to mandarinquats


About mandarinquats

A botanical hybrid of the mandarin orange and kumquat, the mandarinquat belongs to the citrus family. It's often thought that mandarinquats are related to oranges because of their coloring, but they have no orange parentage. The fruit is also known as the Indio mandarinquat, a reference to Indio, California, where the first trees were grown.

Dr. John Carpenter, who worked at the U.S. Date and Citrus Station, created the first mandarinquat around 1972 when he crossed an Heirloom Nagami kumquat from Florida with a Fancy mandarin. It took until 1989 for commercial growers to become introduced to the mandarinquat, which were originally grown for ornamental use and later sold for eating.

Today, mandarinquats are commercially grown in southern California and are about twice the size of a regular kumquat, so it's about 2 to 3 inches in diameter and about 2 inches in length. Kumquats are about the size of your thumb, and you can easily pop them into your mouth without having juice drip down your chin, whereas mandarinquats are about the size of a child's fist. If you decide to eat these whole, you might make more of a mess with the juice.

The mandarinquat's elongated and round tear-drop shape narrows near the neck, almost resembling a nose at the end. Its bright orange flesh is tender and juicy, and you'll probably find three to nine small seeds inside. Thin membranes divide the fruit into six to seven segments. Its citrus taste is mostly sweet and a little sour, almost like a sour tangerine.

Mandarinquat Near Me

Buy your favorite mandarinquat online with Instacart. Order mandarinquat from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

Popular Categories Near You

minced garlic dried
cheese packs
cotton pads face
gardein ground beef
banana pudding instant
magnum mini bars
mini croissant
oikos
apple juice boxes kids
tear free shampoo

FAQs About Mandarinquat

Instacart logo

Get deliveries with Instacart

  • iOS Logo
    iOS
  • Play Store Logo
    Android

Top departments



Legal

    • Terms of Use
    • Privacy Policy
    Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.