The Minneola tangelo is a cross between a Duncan grapefruit and a Dancy mandarin, and was released in 1931 by the USDA Horticultural Research Station in Orlando. It is named after Minneola, Florida. Most Minneola tangelos are characterized by a stem-end neck, which tends to make the fruit appear bell-shaped. Minneolas are usually fairly large, typically 3–3½ inches in diameter. The peel color, when mature, is a bright-reddish-orange color. The rind of the Minneola is relatively thin. The Minneola Tangelo peel rather easily and is very juicy. In the Northern Hemisphere, the fruit matures in the December–February period, with January being the peak.