2. Why the name Ugli?

The fruit’s name changed from Exotic Tangelo to Ugli in 1934 when an importer wrote to ask for “..more of that ugly fruit…” Because of its ugly appearance--rough, wrinkly, greenish-yellow peel wrapped loosely around orange pulpy citrus flesh--the name caught on. The spelling was changed to Ugli, and the trademark was registered. Americans and Europeans pronounce the name ugly, while in Jamaica it is pronounced “hugly.”

Why the name Ugli?


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