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History of Navel Orange Trees

By: | Comments Off on History of Navel Orange Trees | On: June 29, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

When you drink a glass of navel orange juice, it is unlikely you even realize the unique history that lies behind it. In order to understand the history of navel oranges, you must understand the complete botanical origins of all citrus fruits. One thing that most people probably don’t even... more

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Clementine – Mandarin Oranges – Uniqueness

By: | Comments Off on Clementine – Mandarin Oranges – Uniqueness | On: June 18, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

Most people who purchase clementines at their local supermarket do so to eat them. Their sweet flesh and easy to peel skin make them the perfect afternoon snack, and during the winter months they also provide an affordable way to get a lot of Vitamin C. However, there is much... more

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Honeybell Orange Juice

By: | Comments Off on Honeybell Orange Juice | On: June 17, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

The citrus industry the United States is dominated by the orange. More specifically, it is dominated by its juice. Eight out of every ten oranges grown in America are sent directly to processing plants. Nowhere is the discrepancy between juice and fresh fruit larger than in Florida. The Sunshine State... more

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So What’s A Tangelo, Anyway?

By: | Comments Off on So What’s A Tangelo, Anyway? | On: June 13, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

You’ve heard of the orange in all its varieties (navel, mandarin, Valencia, et cetera) and the different kinds of grapefruit (pink, ruby red, and so on.) You’ve probably also heard about the tangerine and of course traditional citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and others. But what’s a tangelo? The small,... more

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Household Uses for Clementine Oranges

By: | Comments Off on Household Uses for Clementine Oranges | On: June 10, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

Because Clementine oranges are in season during the winter, the prices for them drop significantly, making them one of the most affordable fruits in the produce aisle. Still, most people reach for other citruses instead, like Navel oranges or Ruby Red grapefruits. This is surprising, because there are literally dozens... more

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What are Honey Tangerines

By: | Comments Off on What are Honey Tangerines | On: June 7, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

Honey tangerines are the sweetest type of tangerines that you can buy. Honey tangerines are easy to spot because they have distinctive deeply orange red or bright orange skins. Like their cousin the Honeybell these sweet tangerines are only available for a limited time during the winter. From around the... more

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The Navel Orange in America

By: | Comments Off on The Navel Orange in America | On: June 5, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

After the Ruby Red Grapefruit, the navel orange is probably the most popular fruit mutation in history. Discovered in 1820, it was the first orange that was not deliberately cultivated. What we mean is that it is a seedless mutation that cannot be planted. Now, not all fruit mutations are... more

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Florida Oranges: From Grove to Table

By: | Comments Off on Florida Oranges: From Grove to Table | On: May 26, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

It is a common practice in the produce industry today to pick fruits and vegetables before they are ripe, so that they ripen on the way to market and are ready to eat as soon as you, the consumer, buy them. While this may be a fine and appropriate practice... more

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About Classic Cherry Varieties

By: | Comments Off on About Classic Cherry Varieties | On: May 25, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

Cherries are a beautiful, sweet stone fruit that are at their peak only for about one month during the summer season. This means, you need to enjoy them as soon as you know they are ripe! How to Choose Cherries   One important tip you should remember is that, once... more

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Tangerine Trivia

By: | Comments Off on Tangerine Trivia | On: May 19, 2014 | Category: Fruit Facts

In the off chance that Parker Brothers, the makers of Monopoly and a ton of other games, ever comes out with a board game called Tangerine Trivia then you are going to want to print this article so you can clean up on the winnings and earn the reputation of... more

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