Firm, juicy and seedless, it can be recognised by its 2 glossy leaves and “little green bottom”, a mark of its freshness. The IGP label (indication géographique protégée) it obtained in 2007 ensures customers that there is an authentic link between the product, its region of origin and the traditional savoir-faire of the growers.
Clementine season is short lived: harvested in November to January and picked only by hand, they are essentially grown only in the eastern plains.
Clementines are originated from Oran in Algeria. They were created beginning of the 20th century by a religious, Brother Clément. They result from the crossing between tangerine and bitter orange. Corsican clementines are usually eaten fresh. In desserts, they can be used to prepare creams, cakes, fruit salads and sorbets.