Plant part: Leaf
The Clémentinier is a hybrid between the mandarinier and the sweet orange. The fruit bears the name of "Clémentine" in order to pay tribute to brother Clément, who would be at the origin of this hybridization. The Clémentinier is part of the large family of citrus fruits and is cultivated for the very soft taste of his fruit and his absence of seeds. Maturity, the fruit has a green color which becomes orange following the drop in winter temperature. The essential oil is obtained by distillation of young branches garnished with berries at the start of their development and similar to "small grains".