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Off-season Valencia Oranges
« on: December 29, 2016, 07:55:20 PM »
So my Valencia orange bloomed off-season a couple of times and set some fruit.  I had some from Summer 2015, Winter 2015 and a regular bloom in Spring 2016.

Some of the fruit have been hanging for 18 months and are very large, but they have not colored up completely.  They still have a little green on the peel.  Should I wait until the Summer to pick them or just pick them as they size up?


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Re: Off-season Valencia Oranges
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 08:32:06 PM »
Valencia oranges are notorious for regreening.  This is caused by leaving the fruit hanging on the tree for an extended time and warm temperatures.  The color of the peel on regreening Valencia oranges has nothing to do with the maturity of the fruit.  You can find a lot about this phenomenon by typing "Valencia regreening" on the Internet.