Every new year kicks off citrus season at the Co-op.
Stop in to find a variety of oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes to bump up your vitamin intake this winter season. Check out the flavor profiles below to get to know our produce better!
bright colored juice, sweet in flavor
pale yellow-orange peel, seedless, low acidity, sweet tangy flavor
Cara Cara Oranges
low acidity, very sweet in flavor
darker peel with crimson interior, tart in flavor with similarities to a grapefruit
don’t be fooled by appearances with this fruit -considered the “juiciest” citrus, satsumas have a balanced sweet and tart flavor
in season December-January
smaller in size, refreshing and sweet
orange and juicy with a rich, sweet flavor
Gold Nugget Mandarin
delicate and easy to peel, intensely sweet, juicy flesh and a bit of citrus tang
green peel, pink interior - mild grapefruit flavor, less bitter and sour
the name grapefruit is a reference to the way the fruit hangs while growing, in clusters like grapes – grapefruit share a similar taste to oranges but are far more tart and acidic and slightly bitter.
a hybrid of a tangerine and pomelo (hence the name), tangelos have a sweet-tart flavor with some grapefruit characteristics and are very juicy
these small bite-size fruits are surprisingly sour and tangy - no peeling required
arriving later this month
limes have a zesty tart, acidic taste with a hint of sweetness
strong, sharp taste with a bitter, sour flavor
moderately acidic, a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange in flavor. These citrusy fruits are sweeter than a regular lemon.