Citrus aurantium L.
Sour oranges and their hybrids
December – May
Cultivar selected in Florida (USA), characterized by the aroma of its fruits. It belongs to the group of bittersweet sour oranges, which arrived in America in the first voyages of Christopher Columbus.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
This tree is more compact in growth than the European bittersweet sour orange and has narrower leaves. The fruits are very similar, although they acquire a much more pronounced orange color. The rind is semi-rough and aromatic. The flesh is well segmented and soft orange in color. The juice is aromatic, slightly acidic and with a bitter touch.
The fruit can be used to make jams, the loose segments in salads, and its juice for seasoning.