I had my first Minneola tangelo yesterday and then another one this morning. It's really odd and I'm not sure if I like it. The peel is a really bright orange and I had originally thought it was waxed, but it seems this is just one of the characteristics of the fruit.
Apparently it's actually a cross between a Duncan Grapefruit and a Dancy Tangerine. It is really juicy and the peel is thin, but I found both of them to be difficult to peel. I'm also really unsure about the taste. There definitely seem to be aspects similar to a tangerine and grapefruit. However I also noticed a distinct taste of pine. Exactly similar to pine nuts or the trees themselves. It was like a sour pine nut with a bit of tangerine and grapefruit just hanging out in the back.
If anyone else has had these do you know if this taste is typical? For some reason this really bothers me. Maybe it's because I have jobs to apply to and engineering CAD drawings to do and I really don't want to be doing either of those on my slack week. That being said, I'm really excited about finishing school and starting finally starting work! Anyways, here it is, Ms. Minneola herself (apparently I've decided it's female):