Round citrus fruit with finely textured skins that are, of course, orange in color just like their name implies! They are best known for their concentration of Vitamin C and tangy flavor.
California and Florida. Cara Cara oranges are grown in the San Joaquin Valley in California. They can be grown in tropical and subtropical climates around the world.
Handling and Storage
Avoid oranges that are soft or have traces of mold. Choose oranges that have smoothly textured skin, are firm, and those that feel heavy for their size. Oranges can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator and will last for about two weeks when kept cool. Peel and enjoy!
Navel (Cara Cara) – Pinkish red interior with an exceptionally sweet flavor with a cranberry-like zing; Blood (Moro) – Bright red to deep maroon interior flesh with a hint of a raspberry taste; Valencia – known as “Summer Oranges”, they have few seeds are are thin skinned.
Valencia – February – October (peak in May, June and July); Blood Orange – January – Mid-April; Cara Cara – January – April.