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The primary orange varieties are Navels (seedless) and Valencias (seeded). Oranges are enjoyed in so many ways 365 days a year. We eat them, juice them, serve them with drinks, cook them, make salads and even garnish with them.

Florida Valencias are great for juicing and are available from February to June. Florida has many other varieties of juice oranges as well, the main two are Hamlins (Oct. to June) and Pineapples (Dec. to Mar.).

Florida Navels are smooth skinned and are available October to January. Red Navels are growing in popularity; they are a Florida Navel with a pinkish red flesh. Navels are a great eating orange; the largest producer for the domestic market is California where they harvest from October through May. California Valencias are generally available March to October. Import volumes for oranges are growing every year, with Spain, Israel, South Africa, Chile, Peru, and Australia being the main factors. South Africa and Australia have seasons opposite ours, so they are able to ship us Navels in our summer months.

We handle many specialty varieties of oranges throughout the year, see the Specialty Citrus section for a list of some of them.
Handling / Storage
Temperature: Florida, 32 -34 F, 0 - 1.1 C; California, 45 - 48 F, 7.2 - 8.9 C;
Arizona, Texas, 32 - 48 F, 0 - 8.9 C
Relative humidity: 85-90%
Mist: No
Typical Shelf life: Arizona, California, 21 - 56 days; Florida, Texas, 56 - 84 days (when properly refrigerated)
Odor producer
Moderately sensitive to freezing injury
Packaging
Common PLU's
4014 - Small Valencia
(100 size and smaller, Florida; 113 size and smaller, West)
3108 - Medium Valencia, West
(72 to 88 size)
4388 - Large Valencia
(80 size and larger, Florida; 56 size and larger, West)
Common Varieties
Valencia
Navel
Hamlin
Pineapple
See Specialty Citrus
     
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