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Florida Citrus Varieties

Ambersweet Orange
Tastes like a mild tangerine; easy to peel and section. Excellent source of Vitamin C and fiber, containing more fiber than an English muffin.
Hamlin Orange
Medium size, round to oval, deep yellow to orange color with a smooth, thin peel. Usually seedless. An excellent juice orange.
Navel Orange
Large to extra large, round to oval, deep yellow to orange color. Pebbly, medium thick peel. Usually seedless. Peels and section very easily.
Red Navel Orange
Very sweet; easy to peel and section. Flesh is red-orange and usually seedless. Has more fiber than a serving of raisins.
Pineapple Orange
Medium to large size, round to oval, orange color, pebbly peel. Has some seeds. The Pineapple is acclaimed for its juicy sweetness.
Temple Orange
Medium size, oval shape, deep orange color, sometimes pebbly peel. Few seeds; peels and sections easily. Has a rich flavor and fragrance all its own. Generally regarded as Florida's finest eating orange.
Valencia Orange
Medium to large size, round to oval shape, yellow to orange color (sometimes tinged with green) with a smooth, thin peel. Usually seedless or with only a few seeds. Valencias have orange colored flesh, which is loaded with golden juice of fine rich flavor and aroma.
Orlando Tangelo
Oval to round and medium to large in size. Light to deep orange color. Peel usually pebbly and of medium thickness. A tangerine-grapefruit hybrid, which peels easily and is very juicy.
Minneola Tangelo
Sometimes called a "Honeybell" Tangelo. Medium to very large, round to somewhat bell shaped. Deep orange to red-orange color with smooth to pebbly peel. Few seeds in this tangerine-grapefruit hybrid.
Fallglo Tangerine
Mild taste, sweet and juicy. Easy to peel and section.
Dancy Tangerine
Small to medium size, flat, deep orange or red colored fruit with a smooth, but loose peel. A few seeds. Often called the "zipperskin fruit". Has a rich, sweet flavor with a spicy aroma.
Honey Tangerine
(Murcott) Small to medium size; flat, yellow-orange in color (may be tinged with green or russet). Smooth, easy to peel. Has some seeds. Its rich red flesh is honey sweet and juicy, with a lovely fragrance.
Robinson Tangerine
Medium to large, flat, orange fruit with smooth to pebbly peel. Few seeds. Peels easily and has a rich, sweet flavor.
Sunburst Tangerine
Delightful sweet, rich flavor. Tight skin, easy to peel and section. Skin has a bright, deep orange color.
White Seedless Grapefruit
Medium to large size, usually flattened at both ends. Peel is yellow, smooth and thin. White to amber colored flesh and almost seedless. Easy to section. Excellent flavor and plenty of juice.
Flame Grapefruit
Flavorful, sweet and juicy. Flesh is red in color and usually seedless. Half a Florida grapefruit has more fiber than one cup of popcorn!
Ruby Red Grapefruit
Medium to large size, usually flattened at each end. Smooth yellow peel with areas of pink to red blush. Segments have characteristic pink to reddish tinge. Few seeds.

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