The big, wide world of citrus extends far beyond the standard navel orange, lemon and lime. The citrus family tree starts with just three varieties, each with its own flavor profile. Over time, there have been hundreds of different offspring. Many of these varieties are available for very short periods of time once a year, and we are proud to bring several of them in for you to try and add a little added zing to your table.
Sumo Citrus is widely recognized by consumers worldwide as the "Best Citrus Ever". Sumo Citrus was originally developed in Japan, where it is known as Dekopon. This seedless mandarin-orange combination is prized for its ultra-sweet, juicy, complex, melt-in-your mouth flavor and easy-to peel skin. Its large size and peebly peel are crowned by a distinctive topknot. Grown in California exclusively by our partners Suntreat family growers.
Blood oranges originated in Sicily and Spain and varieties include Tarocco, Moro, and Sanguinello. These oranges are often called "Sicilian Blood Oranges" even though they are grown in other parts of the world.
Cara Cara Oranges
Cara Cara Oranges have a bright orange peel and pink-raspberry colored flesh. Its taste is sweet with undertones of sweet-cherry with a low acid profile. When choosing a cara cara orange, look for a fruit that is firm and seems heavy for its size. Try using cara cara oranges in sauces or for a sweet, juicy addition to a salad.
The pummelo is the forebear of the modern grapefruit, and can range in size from a cantaloupe to a watermelon. The thick rind is green, but yellows as it matures. It is more mild in taste than a grapefruit with less acid, and has a sweeter flesh. This fruit is segmented like the grapefruit, but has anywhere from 16-18 segments compared to the 12 that the grapefruit has. It is great when used to make marmalades, jams, or and addition to a delicious salad!
Lee Nova Mandarins
These delicious fruits are a cross between Lee and Nova mandarins. Although larger than most mandarins, they are easy to peel, seedless, and very juicy.
Reserve Naval Oranges
Reserve Navel Oranges are a unique variety from old root stock. Reserves are left on the tree to ripen longer than other oranges resulting in an easy to peel, beautiful, sweeter piece of fruit.
Nicknamed "The Honeybell" because of its bell shape, the Minneola Tangelo is a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. Its large size and slightly elongated "neck" make it easy to recognize. The most popular of the tangelos, seedless Minneolas are brimming with sweetly tart juice.
Roasted Sweet Potato and Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Meyer Lemon Tart
Blood Orange Loaf Cake