The variety is named for Charles Murcott Smith, who grew them in Bayview (Pinellas County, Florida) from 1922.
The trees grow upright, but often have branches bent or broken by heavy fruiting at the ends.
It is widely grown in Florida
where it matures in January to March.
Citrus scab and alternaria fungus disease attack Murcotts.
GreenPoint’s Murcott mandarine or Honey Tangerine take 720 acres out of cultivation and are commercialized from November to April.