The murcott ($2.49 per pound) is a hybrid of the common sweet orange and the mandarin, though evidently with much more of the mandarin's genes. This compact fruit has a thin, easily removed peel and minimal "rag" around the segments; it's seedless, or nearly so. For a citrus this California-raised fruit has a rich flavor, with just a little acid to take the edge off the sweetness.
Also shown: two views from the roof deck, of solar panels, wind turbines, and Lower Manhattan, and of a familiar Brooklyn skyline. Come a season when we don't need citrus fruit to remind us of sunny weather, the deck will be much more inviting.
214 Third St. (near Third Ave.), Gowanus, Brooklyn
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