orange, also known as the Shamouti orange,
is a very sweet, almost seedless orange
exported from Israel.
are very similar to Valencia oranges, though
they are much sweeter in taste. They are
characterized by their oval shape, sweet
flavor, and strong aroma. The peel is light
orange in color, and is normally very easy
to remove from the fruit.
These oranges are very cold-tolerant,
allowing them to grow outside of the
tropical regions normally associated with
growing oranges. Jaffa oranges ripen in the
spring to summer months, making it a
Jaffa oranges are susceptible to Alternaria,
a type of fungus, and are prone to alternate
oranges take their name from the city of
that name in Israel, which is one of the
largest exporters of oranges in the world.
This variety of orange was first brought to
the United States by H. S. Stanford during
the 1880s. Stanford brought the oranges to
Florida, where they are still grown today.