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Cara Cara Navel Oranges

Cara Cara Navel Oranges

Cara Cara Navel Oranges are a sweet, low acid, variety of navel oranges that have a inner red fruit similar to ruby red grapefruit. It is a cross-pollination of a Washington Navel Orange and a Brazilian Bahia Navel Orange. These oranges were discovered in 1976 in Venezuela at the Hacienda da Cara Cara, from which […]

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Oranges, Navel

Oranges, Navel

Navel oranges derive their name from a navel-like (belly button) growth at the bottom of the orange (top orange in photo).  One of the nice features of this delicious, sweet, eating orange is that it is seedless – just peel it and eat the sections.  Navel oranges are great for breakfast, a snack, or for […]

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Oranges, Mardarin

Oranges, Mardarin

Mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata) are small sweet oranges that are usually sold in bags in the supermarket. They are also known as the mandarin or mandarine. They grow on a small citrus tree with fruit resembling other oranges. According to an article we saw on Wikipedia: molecular studies have shown that the mandarin, the citron, […]

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