While oranges are available year round most citrus is at its peak during the cold winter months. Just in time to brighten up dreary days and pack in the vitamin C for cold and flu season.
Navel Oranges-The most common orange found in stores the navel is on the larger side with a thicker skin that makes it easier to peel.
Blood Oranges-Their most notable feature is their rich ruby red flesh. Of medium size the blood orange is the most aromatic in the orange family. They have a tart yet sweet flavor and are very juicy.
Satsuma Oranges- Smaller than your average orange with a looser skin that offer ease of peeling. These little guys have a sweeter flavor and less acidity. They are perfect for snacking and a great choice for kids.
Cara Cara Oranges-Not only offer a delicious complex flavor but also a striking appearance. With their luscious pink flesh and extra sweet almost berry like flavor it is easy to see why Cara Caras have rapidly gained in popularity.
Sumo Oranges-A cross between mandarin oranges and the navel orange Sumos are not the prettiest with their lumpy exterior. But beneath their misshapen skin lies sweet delicious fruit. known as a Sumo orange because of their Japanese origin, large size and top knot like bump on their head akin to the famous wrestlers. With a short lived season between mid January-end of March you’ll need to hurry and enjoy them while you can.