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All About Blood Orange

As the primary orange of Italy, the blood orange has been cultivated for consumption since the 18th Century.

The orange has a characteristic maroon flesh. The orange is sensitive to low temperatures and develops its colorful flesh throughout the night.

Fruit fact...

Contrary to popular opinion the blood orange is of no relation to the pomegranate and originated as a mutation of the sweet orange.

 

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere

January, February, March

Significant countries of origin

Sicily, U.S.A., Spain