The Dancy tangerine or Dancy mandarin is a medium sized fruit with a distinctive reddish orange, easy to peel skin and very juicy flesh. It is thought to have originated in Tangiers and is responsible for the term “tangerine” which today is used to describe many mandarins, not just Dancy. Fruit size has been found to vary relative to crop load. Crop thinning has been found to increase fruit quality and decrease the risk of alternate bearing. Mature trees are nearly thornless, large and upright in form.