California Valencia Oranges

The Valencia Orange is a sweet orange first hybridized by California pioneer agronomist and land developer William Wolfskill, on his farm in Santa Ana in southern California in the United States. Primarily grown for processing and orange juice production, Valencia oranges have seeds, varying in number from zero to seven per fruit. However, its excellent taste and internal color make it desirable for the fresh markets, too.

Navel Orange

Navel oranges are characterized by the growth of a second fruit at the apex, which protrudes slightly and resembles a human navel. They are primarily used for eating, as the skin is thicker and easier to peel than a common orange. They are very popular and have a long growing season; in the United States, they are available from November through April, with peak supplies in January, February and March.

Early Orange

Early oranges make harvest possible before the winter freezes in Florida. They have a lighter juice color than the later oranges and are mild in flavor. Varieties are available October thru January.

Blood Orange

Blood oranges, which are very widely grown in Spain and Italy (as “sangüina” or “sanguigna”, respectively) are characterized by dark red pigmentation. They are considered, in general, the most delicious juice orange.