The ugli fruit is a citrus fruit, which as a product of hybridization of mandarin (Citrus reticulata ) and grapefruit (Citrus × aurantium ) or pomelo ( Citrus maxima) to have originated. Hybrids of tangerine and grapefruit are called Tangelo. She was found in Jamaica in 1917 and marketed commercially in the 1930s. As a commercial brand is the fruit as UGLI ® Cabel Hall Citrus Ltd. from. registered. The name is derived supposedly from their rough and greenish- yellow shell from which aroused associations with the English word ugly ugly.
The tree has an upright habit and is reminiscent of a tangerine tree.
The fruit has a diameter of 10 to 15 centimeters. The shape is round and slightly flattened. The color of the ripe fruit is yellow, tinged slightly orange, greenish at the ends. The shell is rough and leathery, it peels easily. The white mesocarp (albedo ) is pretty thick. The fruit is divided into about twelve segments which are filled with orange, juicy pulp. The taste is aromatic, sweet, with little acid or grapefruit typical flavor. The central axis of the fruit is hollow. See occasional seeds contain only one embryo.
It is available as a seasonal product from December to April, but comes in German-speaking rather rare in the trade.