Wednesday, June 1, 2011

FYI - Valencia Oranges

The Valencia originated in either Spain or Portugal, no one knows which. It was introduced to Florida in 1870. It is a major variety in Florida, California, South Africa and Australia. Over 50% of the production is pressed for juice... The fruit is of a high quality and commercially seedless (0-6 seeds). The peel is thin and the pulp is tender and very juicy. Valencia is a late variety and keeps well. It can be picked until late spring, or even early summer, which prolongs the season and increases productivity.


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