View Full Version : Organic Navel Oranges?
02-26-2006, 08:22 PM
I have been buying these bags of organic navel oranges from my local grocery store. They have a section that has organic produce. I remember these oranges having seeds in them. I was making some orange juice the other day and I noticed that they do not have seeds?! They have switched back and forth on brands on organic oranges, but I remember these having seeds. I remember all of the brands having seeds. Now it seems like none of them do. I know they were also selling valencia oranges. I do not know if they have seeds or not. Does anyone know why? :confused: :eek:
02-26-2006, 08:39 PM
Navel oranges should be seedless. Perhaps the type you bought before weren't navels? Here's a link about oranges:
02-26-2006, 08:46 PM
Cool site! Thanks, juliebove.
02-27-2006, 08:34 AM
Thanks for the link Julie..since we use about 2 cases of oranges a week...stuff I didn't know.
02-27-2006, 11:21 AM
Yep........Juliebove is right......navels are always seedless.
02-27-2006, 12:05 PM
I think the ones with the seeds were the valencia oranges. Are the navel oranges hybrid? I haven't had the chance to read the article yet. I will read it though.
02-27-2006, 01:51 PM
Oranges are a tough one to pick if someone always buys seeded fruit. Orange trees during harsher conditions sometimes don't produce seeds. So the tree with oranges one year full of seeds can have none the next!
03-02-2006, 10:18 PM
Thanks for the info! ;) I thought it could be something like that. Just wanted to make sure I was eating the right thing!
03-02-2006, 10:37 PM
I think the ones with the seeds were the valencia oranges. Are the navel oranges hybrid?
Valencia oranges are typically small to medium sized, often have spotty skins, and are very thin skinned, almost impossible to peel, but are quite sweet. They are primarily used for juicing.
Navel oranges have thick "zipper" skins that are easy to peel, little or no seeds, and are primarily used for peel and eat hand fruit.
Navel oranges are actually a naturally occuring sport or hybrid that just appeared in a Riverside California grove around a hundred years ago. The last time I checked one of the original "mother" trees produced from from that sport, from which a whole huge industry was grown, was still alive and bearing fruit in Riverside (which is in the desert east of Los Angeles)
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