Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
January – February
The Doblefina is of Spanish origin, but it is not known exactly where this variety from the group of pigmented oranges was selected. It is a historical variety, which has given rise to other pigmented oranges and for much of the twentieth century was the main blood orange in Spain. It presents variability in the development of pigmentation, although the external coloration correlates well with the internal coloration.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Medium sized tree with dense foliage. Fruit of medium-small size, oval or more rounded. Firm rind, smooth to the touch, adherent to the pulp and yellowish orange when ripe, with varying degrees of pinkish pigmentation. Tight flesh, moderately juicy, with well disseminated pigmentation. Few or no seeds. Once ripe does not holds well on the tree, but performs well post-harvest. Doblefina has a distinctive fragrance and a mild, pleasant flavor.
Traditionally used for fresh consumption. Its juice is of great quality.