Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb.
Noviembre – April
This variety is probably the result of the selection of a spontaneous mutation that occurred in an acidless orange, providing its pigmentation. The coloration of this acid-free variety is due to the presence of lycopenes, as opposed to the anthocyanins expressed by the so-called “blood oranges”. In citrus fruits, lycopenes are also present in pummelos and grapefruits. The Sanguine Vanilla is a very old selection, appreciated especially in the Middle East and the USA.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Small-medium sized tree but very productive. Medium sized fruit, rounded. Rind generally smooth and not very pigmented. Very juicy flesh, with pigmentation concentrated on the edges of the juice segments. Tasteless flavor due to its lack of acidity, but improves slightly as ripening progresses.
Mostly consumed fresh. Its unique sweetness combines well with green and fruit salads.