Varieties of Oranges and Tangerines available.
Oranges vary in taste and size, depending on what time of the year they are purchased.
Different varieties are cultivated and harvested at different times of the year and the following is a guide to help you decide which is the best time for you to order your Valldigna oranges, to suit your personal requirements.
Somewhat oval in appearance these oranges have a very thin skin but offer an intense, balanced flavour. Reddish orange in colour, the Navelina is seedless and produces copious amounts of juice, but, it is also an excellent table orange. One of the earlier varieties of the year, this orange is harvested from November to early February.
Elongated, pale orange in appearance with firm flesh and no seeds, the Navelate is highly recommended as an excellent choice for use when making orange juice. These oranges are available from late February to late May.
Navel Lana Late
Medium to large with a thin skin, Late Lana Ship oranges continue, year in year out to be a favourite of our customers. This is one of the most popular varieties we produce and it is harvested from January to late May.
Medium size which can be round or slightly elongated. The skin of the Valencia late is thin and smooth but can appear to be somewhat grainy. Nevertheless it is pleasantly aromatic, has a slightly acidic flavour and the pulp generally has no seeds. It is one of the later varieties grown in the Valencia region. The harvest begins in March and April, but the oranges can remain on the trees until at least July without losing any of their delicious flavour or succulence.
Tips for keeping your oranges fresh.
The following are a few tips on how to preserve our delicious oranges. If you are going to eat them within a short time of buying them, then it is quite acceptable to leave them in a bowl at room temperature. However, if you are going to keep them for longer than they should be kept refrigerated. Oranges must not be stacked on top of each other, but arranged next to each other with a little space between each one. Please remember to keep them away from heat; oranges will keep for longer if kept cool.
Easy to peel this fruit is seedless, has juicy flesh and a delicious taste. Harvest is from November to January.
The Clemenvilla is larger than an average Clementine. It is orange/reddish in colour, seedless and produces a lot of juice. Harvest takes place between November and January.
Bright orange, spherical shape with virtually no seeds. Clementines are easy to peel very fleshy and have a wonderful flavour. Harvested between November and January.
Medium to large in size slightly flattened and with a rough skin which clings to the pulp Ortaniques are best harvested during March and April for maximum taste and quality.
Medium sized and slightly flattened, this fruit has a deep orange coloured rind which is thin and easy to remove. It has juicy flesh and is virtually seedless. Harvesting is dependent on the weather and providing the rain holds off we pick them between January and February.
Satsuma’s have an exquisite aroma. These orange/ yellow coloured fruits have a slightly oval shape and a thick, rough skin. Harvesting of Satsuma’s begins in mid-September, ready for your Christmas Stockings!
Keeping your Mandarins in tip top condition.
Once picked, tangerines will keep for longer if in a refrigerator, preferably between 3 and 7 degrees centigrade [the warmest part of the fridge is fine].