Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Netflix

Sun 02 June 2019

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"Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" is a 3 part dramatisation of Jeanette Winterson's 1985 novel about a young girl who is adopted by evangelists.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 55 minutes

Premier: 1990-01-10

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Mandarin orange - Netflix

The mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata; Chinese: 橘子 or 桔子; pinyin: júzi; Yue Chinese: 桔, jyutping: gat1), also known as the mandarin or mandarine, is a small citrus tree with fruit resembling other oranges, usually eaten plain or in fruit salads. Specifically reddish-orange mandarin cultivars can be marketed as tangerines, but this is not a botanical classification. Mandarins are smaller and oblate, rather than spherical like the common oranges (which are a mandarin hybrid). The taste is considered less sour, as well as sweeter and stronger. A ripe mandarin is firm to slightly soft, heavy for its size, and pebbly-skinned. The peel is very thin, with very little bitter white mesocarp, so they are usually easier to peel and to split into segments. Hybrids generally have these traits to a lesser degree. The mandarin orange tree is more drought-tolerant than the fruit. The mandarin is tender and is damaged easily by cold. It can be grown in tropical and subtropical areas. According to molecular studies, the mandarin, the citron, the pomelo, and to a lesser extent the papedas and kumquat, were the ancestors of most other commercial citrus varieties, through breeding or natural hybridization; mandarins are therefore important as the only sweet fruit among the parental species.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Etymology - Netflix

The name “mandarin orange” is a calque of Swedish mandarin apelsin (apelsin from German Apfelsine=Apfel+Sino means chinese apple), first attested in the 18th century. The form “mandarine” derives from the French name for this fruit. The reason for the epithet “mandarin” is not clear; it may relate to the yellow colour of some robes worn by mandarin dignitaries.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - References - Netflix


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