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Do some individual orange trees produce particularly delicious oranges?

Asked by Ltryptophan (11158points) April 1st, 2012

Maybe there is a tree that just happens to make better oranges than other trees.

What is that trees name, and location. Clearly it must be in Florida. Maybe in a Valencia grove. In the second row. A healthy tree with just the right amount of light. Just the right amount of sugar.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Try a honeybell. You will be changed forever. It comes out of a few locations in Florida. It’s a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. Wow, the web site says less than 1 person in 5000 has ever tried one.

Pandora's avatar

I don’t know about that, but I do know an orange picked ripe, right off the tree, taste like heaven. Never eat them cold from the frig or chilled. Room temperature is the way to go. I personally love valencia oranges.
@Adirondackwannabe I got to give that a try sometime if I find it. Though not a big fan of grapefruits. Did like to eat the pink one as a kid with a ton of sugar sprinkles on it.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Pandora It looks and tastes like an orange, but holy crap, they are good.

wundayatta's avatar

Individual trees do vary in flavor. It probably has to do with genetics as well as the earth that tree grows in and individual climatic condistion.

@Pandora Personally, I love cold oranges. I find they have more tartness and flavor than room temperature oranges. Valencia oranges are great for juice. I just brought a couple back from Florida, where I had heavenly fresh squeezed juice. Chilled juice. Navel oranges are better for eating, in my opinion.

zenvelo's avatar

My mother (now 88 yrs old) grew up in Redlands, CA in the 20s and 30s. She walked home from school through the groves, and always told me she knew which trees tasted best, whether because they got the best amount of light, or water, or whatever.

They grow navel oranges in Redlands. Much better than valencias for eating.

YARNLADY's avatar

We have naval oranges in our back yard. I believe it requires enough water, a little feeding twice a year, and waiting until they are actually ripe, not just turned orange.

El_Cadejo's avatar

The oranges here in Belize are unlike any orange Ive ever had before. So amazingly fresh and juicy. Mmmmmm

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