Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
December – April
The origin of blood oranges is located in the eastern Mediterranean area, Spain and southern Italy, where they have been cultivated since the 18th century. Its cultivation was widespread in Spain during the 19th century and until the mid-20th, but it was afterward abandoned on the arrival of other more profitable varieties. The Bartolí Sanguina Blood Orange is a result of the program to recover old varieties carried out by Todolí Citrus Fundació. In addition to its high organoleptic quality, its late ripening makes it a very interesting selection.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Medium to small fruit, oval to oblong. Yellowish rind when ripe, with pink spots, firm and leathery, smooth and very adherent. Firm, moderately juicy flesh with scattered pink spots. Distinctive fragrance, mild, sweet and pleasant flavor. Good post-harvest performance. The juice shows a remarkable balance of sugars and acids.
Mainly for fresh consumption.