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Pre-Ordered Air-Flown Corsican Clementines from France

A Sweet Wintery Snack

A cross between man¬≠darin and orange, the clemen¬≠tine arrived in Cor¬≠si¬≠ca from Alge¬≠ria and has been grown on the island ever since. This fruit has been IGP-pro¬≠tect¬≠ed since 2007, a tes¬≠ta¬≠ment to the exclu¬≠siv¬≠i¬≠ty and exper¬≠tise of its island growers.

TAST­ING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR

The east¬≠ern coast of Cor¬≠si¬≠ca is where these clemen¬≠tines are grown. The low tem¬≠per¬≠a¬≠tures in this part of the island lim¬≠it the accu¬≠mu¬≠la¬≠tion of sug¬≠ar in the fruit, impart¬≠ing its sig¬≠na¬≠ture bal¬≠anced acid¬≠i¬≠ty and sweet¬≠ness. This is also what cre¬≠ates that sig¬≠na¬≠ture orange-red col¬≠oration and its lack of pips. Clemen¬≠tines are sold with their leaves attached, the slen¬≠der shape of them part a clas¬≠sic way to iden¬≠ti¬≠fy this cit¬≠rus fruit. 

PREPA­RA­TION OR PAIRINGS

The Cor¬≠si¬≠can clemen¬≠tine is a true win¬≠ter fruit and, in can¬≠died form, has earned a beloved place among tra¬≠di¬≠tion¬≠al Proven√ßal Christ¬≠mas desserts. Fresh, it pairs very well with an array of snack¬≠able options. Dip it in melt¬≠ed dark choco¬≠late or enjoy it in between seg¬≠ments of a delec¬≠table bar from our Michel Cluizel Choco¬≠lates ‚Äď Pre¬≠mier Cru Col¬≠lec¬≠tion. Nutel¬≠la spread is anoth¬≠er option. It is also love¬≠ly in a bowl of tangy Greek yogurt‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČor with a help¬≠ing of cot¬≠tage or ricot¬≠ta cheese. On a char¬≠cu¬≠terie board with sala¬≠mi, pro¬≠sciut¬≠to, and speck, the salt from the meats will com¬≠pli¬≠ment the sweet light¬≠ness of the clemen¬≠tine seg¬≠ments. For a break¬≠fast change, try a few seg¬≠ments of clemen¬≠tine and almond slices with your morn¬≠ing oatmeal.

A FOR­TU­NATE CROSSING

All the way back in 1892, the botanist Louis Charles Tra¬≠but noticed the first hybrids of the tan¬≠ger¬≠ine flower and pollen from orange trees in Oran, Alge¬≠ria. They were found in the plant nurs¬≠ery of a monk named Father Cl√©¬≠ment. Tra¬≠but chris¬≠tened the fruit in his hon¬≠or and wrote an arti¬≠cle about it in the Revue hor¬≠ti¬≠cole fran√ßaise. A few decades lat¬≠er, in 1925, Don Philippe Semi¬≠dei of Figare¬≠to, Cor¬≠si¬≠ca, brought back saplings and seeds to his island home. And the rest, as they say, is history.

DIS­CLAIMER ON AVAIL­ABIL­I­TY OF PRE-ORDERED AIR-FLOWN PRODUCE

This is a pre-ordered item at The Bow Tie Duck and will only be avail¬≠able while the pro¬≠duc¬≠er from over¬≠seas is able to sup¬≠ply and allow air-flown deliv¬≠ery. Because this item is sub¬≠ject to sea¬≠son¬≠al avail¬≠abil¬≠i¬≠ty, we require a total min¬≠i¬≠mum quan¬≠ti¬≠ty of 8kg to be able to ship. If the min¬≠i¬≠mum is not met by our cut-off date, we will have to delay the entire ship¬≠ment. In case of deliv¬≠ery delays, deliv¬≠ery can¬≠cel¬≠la¬≠tions, ‚Äč‚Äúout of stock‚ÄĚ notices, or ‚Äč‚Äúout of sea¬≠son‚ÄĚ notices after pur¬≠chase, you will be con¬≠tact¬≠ed by our Sup¬≠port Team. You will receive a refund or prod¬≠uct replace¬≠ment, or you can choose a new deliv¬≠ery date for your item. In choos¬≠ing to place an order, you agree to the terms and have read that this par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar prod¬≠uct is not on-hand. After a short wait, you will receive your orders fresh from the source.

Storage Instructions

Clemen¬≠tines require well-ven¬≠ti¬≠lat¬≠ed stor¬≠age and cool tem¬≠per¬≠a¬≠tures away from direct sun¬≠light. You can place them on the counter or table in a wire or wood¬≠en bas¬≠ket. Don‚Äôt use a sealed con¬≠tain¬≠er, as this can has¬≠ten the spoil¬≠ing process. At room tem¬≠per¬≠a¬≠ture, they will last up to 3 days. If you decide to store your fruit in the fridge, place them in the crisper, with or with¬≠out a mesh bag. They‚Äôll keep for up to two weeks.

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