Citrus aurantium L.
Sour oranges and their hybrids
December – May
Variety that is characterized, as its name suggests, because its fruits have a smooth rind compared to other varieties of sour orange, being more similar to that of sweet oranges. Its origin is unknown, although it was already described in the treatises of French and Italian botanists of the 17th and 18th centuries.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Trees similar to the common sour orange. Fruits of medium size, rounded and flattened at both poles. Thin rind, pale orange near ripening, turning later into bright orange. The pulp is granular, pale yellow. The juice extracted from it is somewhat tasteless, but retains the bitterness. It has seeds.
Its juice can be used in smoothies with other fruit juices, or to season savory dishes.