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My Darling Clementines

A couple of months ago the Phactor commented on real versus ersatz clementines (here and here) and their differences from tangerines. Since then at least one batch in local markets, not sampled, helped confuse the issue by calling the fruit "clementine tangerines". Curiosity and their nice appearance resulted in a recent purchase of "clementines" from California, and indeed, these are clementines. How nice. The ersatz clementines were from northern Africa. A complaint to the produce manager got a bit of an irate response to the tune of "who had the temerity to question the identity of their fruit?" The Phytophactor, that's who, a real expert. Here's my card. Call me if you have any more produce needing identification.

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