Sweet from Gargano
Citrus aurantium L.
Sour oranges and their hybrids
February – July
Sour orange variety characteristic of the Gargano region (Italy), the area known as “the spur of Italy”. This traditional growing area is calcareous and rugged terrain, with a climate that is not excessively warm, so the ripening of this variety is late there, from April onwards, and it can be harvested until August. Under Todolí Citrus growing conditions, it ripens at the end of February. It belongs to the group of bittersweet sour oranges, like the first oranges that arrived in Europe.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Fruits of medium size, spherical and dense, of good weight. Rind of medium thickness and rough, yellowish orange color when ripe and with a very particular aroma. Juicy pulp of good flavor, bittersweet and characteristic, distinctive with respect to other bitter oranges.
It can be consumed fresh, in slices or segments, in salads or as a garnish. Its juice is also appreciated.