ORANGE

MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Valencia Orange

Valencia Orange
Description

Light-yellow in color, Valencia has a more acidic taste and a smooth skin which is thin and easy to peel. Valencia is a juicy and very durable variety hence it is used heavily for juicing.

harvest months
MAR
APR
MAY

Cara Cara Orange

Cara Cara Orange
Description

The research in citrus still has not been able to come up with a complete solution for the industry’s need for a red outside-red inside orange variety. In the meantime Cara Cara is filling the gap. Although, it looks like a regular navel orange from the outside, Cara Cara’s ruby red flesh and tangy aroma make it a unique fruit. As in the case of all unique fruits Cara Cara was able to carve itself a place especially in Russia and China. Available mostly in 75-90mm.

Recommended period for export is week 51 to week 5.
harvest months
DEC
JAN

Navel Orange

Navel Orange
Description
Navel Orange

The earliest orange from Turkey, Navelina harvest can start as early as last week of October. During the first 2-3 weeks Navelina requires intensive degreening and therefore color is more yellow than orange. Despite its earliness Navelina season can be stretched long into January when it has a bright orange color and delicious juicy taste. Available mostly in 71-90mm.

Recommended period for export is week 45-week 2.
harvest months
NOV
DEC
Washington Navel:

navels do not fully penetrate the market until week 1, Turkish Washington is the variety of choice in almost all orange buying markets especially Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. Available mostly in 71-90mm.

Recommended period for export is week 46 to week 9.
harvest months
DEC
JAN
Lane Late:

Late Navel variety available from February until as late as end of April. When given time to mature until beginning of March, Lane Late takes an exceptional color and boasts a super delicious taste. Because of these qualities Lane Late is priced much higher and demanded more in the Domestic market than the export markets where more affordable Egyptian Navels and Valencias are available in plenty. However markets like Asia or Iran which value high quality in the late season are perfect destinations for this late navel variety. Available mostly in 75-105mm.

Recommended period for export is week 9 to week 14.
harvest months
FEB
APR