More Great Citrus Available

Come in today and check out all of the wonderful citrus we have in season!

Bloodorange2Blood Orange

A variety of orange with crimson, sweet blood-colored flesh. The fruit is smaller than an average orange; its skin is usually pitted but can be smooth. The distinctive dark flesh color is due to the presence of Anthocyanins (a powerful antioxidant uncommon in citrus  fruits).  While all oranges are likely a hybrid origin between the pomelo and the tangerine, blood oranges originated as a mutation of a sweet orange.

 

 

Sunburst tangerine51Sunburst Tangerine

The most widely grown commercial early Florida tangerine.  Sunburst Tangerines are a cross between the two citrus hybrids Robinson and Osceola and is very juicy with some seeds. The deep orange color appears early in the season and is an indicator of the high sugar content and the high acidity.  When cut into a cross section, the twelve segments are said to resemble the aureole of the sun, thus its name.

 

 

Murcott2Murcott Mandarin

Originated in the 1900s on the property of Charles Murcott Smith, in Clearwater, Florida.  The flesh is orange colored, tender, and very juicy.   The flavor is very rich and sprightly.  The Murcott contains small seeds that can be few to numerous. The orange rind is thin, smooth, and peels moderately well.