Red Navel Oranges

What Are Red Navel Oranges?

 

Red Navel Oranges from Florida are also known as Cara Cara Navel Oranges. These red navel oranges are a natural transformation off of a Washington navel orange tree. This mutation was found at the Hacienda Cara Cara in the 1700’s. The Hacienda Cara Cara is located in Valencia, Venezuela. These red navel oranges where then brought from Venezuela to Florida where they are now a Florida citrus staple!

Red Navel oranges from Florida have the following characteristics:

 

  • Deep Red Color

  • Lower Acid Content

  • Sweeter Flavor

 

The season for Red Navel Oranges is typically from the middle of October to the middle of February making them ideal for Thanksgiving and Christmas treats.

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