Tangerines are small to medium-sized fruits. The peel is thin with a smooth, slightly leathery, and textured surface, covered in prominent oil glands creating a pebbled look. The peel is also loosely attached to the flesh, easily peeled and removed. Underneath the surface, the flesh is divided into 10 to 12 segments by thin white membranes and is tender, and vibrant orange. The fruits are aromatic, and the flesh has a bright and refreshing, sweet to sweet-tart flavor, depending on the specific variety.