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Quality and Taste

 

To get the best yield and taste from a juicing orange it is very important to select fruit that has been grown specifically for juicing and will have a much higher juice content than average table fruit.

 

The Growers


The calendar year is roughly divided into the two main geographical growing areas

Northern Hemisphere – Dec to July - Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Spain & Turkey

Southern Hemisphere – August to Dec - Cuba, South America (Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Uraguay), South Africa

 

Types of Juicing oranges

 

Baladi – Early juicing fruit from Egypt

Midnight – South Africa - usually available late summer

Navelina – Early season fruit from Spain or Egypt. Generally available Dec through to spring

Salustiana - Early season fruit from Spain or Egypt. Generally available Dec through to Feb

Valencia Late – generally accepted to be the best juicing orange – usually available most of the year round

Valencia Delta seedless – Closely related in style to Valencia. Available from South Africa in late summe r