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Zafra

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Name that orange! (Please)
« on: January 15, 2019, 08:55:13 AM »
Our property has a lot of citrus trees on it, all were abandoned for several years and weíre trying to bring them around. Most are Valencia oranges, but there are three of these oranges I canít identify. The trees are much smaller than the Valenciaís. The fruit is smaller too, with an tendency to be wider than tall. The navel ranges from a tiny pin hole to a weird inverted cone thing- couldnít get a picture of that extreme but I show a couple of the more common variants. Peel is very smooth, peels easily, very few or no seeds. The fruit is definitely not for juicing, itís firm, And itís vesicles separate easily without bursting. Theyíre just starting to ripen to good flavor now, overlapping with but somewhat later than the Valenciaís here. Once I finally ate a really ripe one I was really impressed- very sweet and delicious flavor.
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Re: Name that orange! (Please)
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 02:00:20 PM »
No one wants to hazard a guess on this?

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Re: Name that orange! (Please)
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 03:08:02 PM »
Well, one telltale sign, it does have a navel.

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Re: Name that orange! (Please)
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 04:27:05 PM »
Well most donít, actually. Most look more like the top one in the 5th photo. And both the tree and the fruit are too small to be California navels.

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Re: Name that orange! (Please)
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 07:40:37 PM »
Pin hole or not, it still Is some sort of a navel orange.  After tasting how would you rate the sweetness?

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Re: Name that orange! (Please)
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 11:42:43 AM »
I was picking way early for a while but finally tried one that mustíve been really ripe because it was very sweet. This is all so subjective and words are inadequate but for sweetness Iíd easily rank it up there with a California navel. The most pronounced thing I notice with this fruit is the compactness of the tree. They really stay small.

 

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