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"New" Oranges

02/05/2017 11:44 AM

I just purchased a bag of oranges. Tossed the bag so I don't know the origin.

These "oranges" are pinkish, almost the color of a pink grapefruit. The taste is more "fruity". My question(s) is, are these a new hybrid to offset the bacteria that causes the fruit to drop prior to ripening?

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Re: "New" Oranges

02/05/2017 11:58 AM

Cara Cara Pink Navel Oranges

Similar to a Navel orange, but with pink-tinged flesh. Contains lycopene (the same phytochemical nutrient present in tomatoes) which gives the pulp its pinkish color. Easy to peel and section; basically seedless.

Profile: Less acidic than most Navels; tropically tangy, yet still sweet. Notes of cherry, raspberry or cranberry.

Seasonality: December to February

https://www.lobuecitrus.com/product/1/Cara_Cara_Pink_Navel_Oranges.html

AFAIK there is a greening resistant gene that has been discovered and is being introduced to the industry but is still years away from being commercially available...

http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2015/11/uf-creates-trees-with-enhanced-resistance-to-greening.php

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02/05/2017 1:13 PM

That describes it exactly. Once again I thank you!!!

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02/05/2017 2:54 PM

If you've never tried Honeybell oranges they are one of my favorites....

http://www.harveysgroves.com/fruit-Honeybell-Oranges-54.cfm#

Much cheaper locally....but you pay for convenience...short season...and much in demand...some tips for oranges, don't store in refrigerator, store on the counter top and put them in the fridge a few hours before eating....slice off the top and bottom with a knife and peel by hand....don't buy more than you can eat in a week, no more than 2 or 3 a day per person....

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02/06/2017 2:55 AM

Cara Cara oranges have been around for a while out here in So Cal. They're more expensive than regular Valencias (what we have a lot of out here).

If you've ever been to an orange orchard when the flowers are in bloom, you'll know the amazing aroma! Part of my road bike ride was in the hills in a town called Somis. The first time I smelled the orange blossoms, I was amazed! What a beautiful smell!

There's a fruit stand between my house and Fillmore. When in season, I can get a box of Valencia's for $5. Not the prettiest, but the sweetness is amazing!

I remember when I was a kid, we went to Florida on a few vacations. I'll admit that the Florida oranges are out of this world - they're better than any I've had in California.

GA to you for the info on Cara Cara oranges!

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02/06/2017 3:39 PM

That is exactly the orange in mind. Now I have to go to the store today after work!

Have tried and enjoyed before. Now if they will just invent an orange that fakes my body into thinking it just had a workout, and also causes blood sugar to drop back to the normal range within minutes.

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02/05/2017 9:07 PM

Maybe a good name for these would be "novel oranges."

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02/06/2017 2:48 AM

"Boom, boom!"

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