Oranges

About the product


The reputation earned by Cyprus for high quality oranges reflects decades of experience with the crop. The main varieties grown are Navel, Oval and Valencia Late. The fact that Cyprus has been able to maintain and improve export volumes, underlines the careful husbandry and skilled marketing undertaken by the packers/exporters.

The taste and shape of the orange is familiar to people all over the globe. The orange or yellow-orange fruits are globular and covered with oil glands. The outer rind covers a white inner rind, which in turn covers the yellow, orange, or red flesh. Oranges generally have ten to fourteen segments that are fairly easy to separate, and which contain a few seeds, or in some cases are seedless. The taste of oranges varies from sweeter to more acidic, based on the species. 

 

Varieties


Navel

 

The Navel orange is a ubiquitous orange variety. It has the quintessential orange, smooth but pebbled and easy-to-peel skin with a trademark "belly button" at its stem end. Its translucent yellow orange flesh is perfectly segmented, seedless and rich with sweet juices. 

 

Oval

 

Fruit medium-large, oval; base commonly with low, narrow, slightly furrowed collar; areole faint or lacking; seeds few or none.  Well-colored at maturity, but regreens if held on the tree long thereafter.  Rind medium-thick, very tightly adherent; surface finely pebbled.  Flesh juicy and well flavored at maturity.  Holds especially well on tree with little loss in quality and stores and ships well. 

 

Valencia

 

The Valencia orange is a large orange variety with a smooth and pebbled surface and a semi thick fragrant peel that clings loosely to its segmented and barely seeded flesh. Its flesh, when ripe, is supremely sweet, juicy and tender. Though Valencia oranges' primary usage is for juicing, they are also used for fresh eating as well. 

 

Available Packing


 

Season Availability


Navel

 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

 

Oval

 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

 

Valencia

 

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

 

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Oranges