Valencia Orange (Citrus × Sinensis ’Valencia’)
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Named from a city in Spain, the Valencia Orange is a Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree native to California. Originally from China and popularized in Spain, this super-juicy Citrus delight bears two crops each year and bears a late and long season. Once the Valencia made its way to Florida, it quickly became a Rutaceae family favorite among growers and thrives in nitrogen-rich, sunny settings.
Known for its high-production and March-September harvest peak, the refreshing Valencia grows 3-inch diameter fruits with refreshing sweet-tart balance. The golden standard for orange juice, the Valencia Orange makes up almost 50 percent of the citrus grown in Florida groves!
Sweet and nutrient packed, the Valencia Orange has a thin, tight rind with oil glands rich in fragrant essential oil. On the inside, you’ll find tender flesh full of sweet, juicy flavor. Note that the fruit is known to regreen, which means it reabsorbs chlorophyll when fully ripe, but doesn’t affect any flavor or quality properties. Growing up to 30 ft. tall, the Valencia Orange makes for a magnificent canopy of glossy, deep green leaves with fragrant spring orange blossoms worth stopping to admire. Treat yourself with a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice from your very own Valencia tree!