Citrus Varieties

Fresh Florida citrus fruit or juice is a natural treat. For a snack, just peel and cut. Use it in fruit cups, salads and deserts.

Pick your favorite and enjoy a bit of Florida sunshine.


Listed in Seasonal Order

Robinson Tangerine: October - November

Medium to large, flat, orange colored fruit with smooth to pebbly peel. Few seeds. Peels easily and has a rich, sweet flavor.

Hamlin Orange: October - December

Medium size, round to oval, deep yellow to orange color with a smooth, thin peel. Usually seedless. An excellent juice orange.

Marsh Red Grapefruit: October - June


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.

Marsh Pink Grapefruit: October - July

Same size and shape as the Marsh Red, with yellow, smooth peel. The segments are a rich amber-pink with few seeds. Also like the Marsh Red, has a mild, delicious flavor with lots of juice.

Marsh White Grapefruit: October - July

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.

Duncan Grapefruit: October - July


Large size, round to oval, yellow color, often tinged with green or russett. Usually thin peel with a cluster of seeds in the center. A fine flavor and the most juice of any grapefruit grown in Florida.

Parsons Brown Orange: November - January

Medium to large size, round, light orange color with a pebbly peel, often tinged with green. Usually a few seeds. Deep golden juice, rich flavor.

Orlando Tangelo: November - January

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.

Naval Orange: November - January


Large to extra large fruit, round to oval, deep yellow to orange color. Pebbly, medium thick peel. Usually seedless. Peels and sections very easily.

Dancy Tangerine: November - February

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.

Pineapple Orange: December - February

Medium to large size, round to oval, orange color, pebbly peel. Has some seeds. The Pineapple is acclaimed for its juicy sweetness.

Mineola Tangelo: January

Sometimes called a "Honeybell" Tangelo. Medium to very large, round to somewhat bell shaped. Deep orange to red-orange color with a smooth to pebbly peel. Few seeds in this tangerine-grapefruit hybrid.

Temple Orange: January - March


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.

Honey Tangerine: February - April

Small to medium size, flat yellow-orange in color (may be tiged with green or russett). Smooth, easy to peel. Has some seeds. Its rich red flesh is honey sweet and juicy, with a lovely frangrance.

Valencia Orange: March - July


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.

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