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Navel oranges are available from the U.S. November through May with promotable supplies in January, February and March. We also receive shipments from South Africa, Chile, Australia, and Peru during our off season.

Navel oranges are the most popular “eating” orange in the world. They are seedless and easy to peel.

Did you know the first three navel orange trees came to Riverside, California from Brazil in 1873? One of the original trees is still alive and producing delicious fruit. All that sweet, juicy goodness in a fruit that is named after your belly button. How can you have a fruit without seeds anyway? Hmmm…

The original Navels came from a lone branch on a tree of seeded oranges, just a delicious “mistake” of nature. This one branch was grafted over and over, so that today the world produces hundreds of millions of cases.

Have you ever tried red navels or cara cara? These red and salmon fleshed varieties of navels are also very sweet treats.
Handling / Storage
Temperature: Florida, 32 – 34 F, 0- 1.1 C; California,45 – 48F, 7.2 – 8.9 C; Arizona, Texas, 32 – 48 F, 0 – 8.9C
Relative humidity: 85 – 90 %
Mist: No
Typical Shelf Life: Arizona, California, 21 – 56 days; Florida, Texas, 56 – 84 days
Odor producer
Moderately sensitive to freezing injury
Packaging
Common PLU's
4384 – Small East/Central (125 and smaller)
4013 – Small West (113 and smaller)
4385 – Large East/Central (100 and larger)
3107 – Medium West (72 to 88)
4012 – Large West (56 and larger)
Common Varieties
     
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