The Navel Orange originated from a single tree that was planted in Brazil in 1820. This tree had a mutation, causing two oranges to be produced within one single piece of fruit. The second orange, developing at the bottom of the fruit, opposite the stem, is where the Navel Orange gets its name, as that second orange vaguely resembles a human navel. The secondary orange is of vast importance, because it causes the orange to be seedless. Since these fruits lack seeds, farmers had to use techniques like cutting and grafting to continue producing the tree. As a result, every navel orange can be considered a product of that single tree planted over 200 years ago! The Navel Orange stands alone as the ultimate orange for eating out of hand. Neither overly tart, nor sweet, the Navel Orange produces outstanding orange juice, and can be easily segmented and shared with friends - that is, if you're willing to share.
Navel Oranges Availability
Navel Oranges Taste & Ripeness
Navel Oranges have a lack of seeds, easily-to-peel skin, and deliciously juicy flesh bursting with citrus flavor makes it a must have for any fruit lover. Oranges are one of those fruits that are at their best when they're ripened on the tree. The Fruit Company gets all of its citrus tree-ripened, to get it to you at its peak. Please feel free to peel and enjoy that orange as soon as it gets to you.