It’s citrus season!
Winter days become a little sweeter when you peel open a bright, juicy citrus that fills the room with a refreshing scent. With over 20 different citrus varieties, like super sweet Sumo Citrus Mandarins, fragrant Meyer Lemons and snackable Kumquats, you’re sure to find your zest one yet!
SHOP FRESH CITRUS
With a rich history dating back to 1970s Japan, these oversized mandarins were bred to combine the easy-to-peel, Japanese Satsuma with the sweet, juicy California orange. Sumo Citrus®
have a bumpy, loose peel and sport a topknot with a perfectly balanced, sweet citrus flavor.
This delightful variety is best enjoyed when freshly peeled and eaten out-of-hand as a zesty snack. They have sweet-tart flesh with an extra juicy bite. Choose ones that are heavy without any blemishes for a perfect pick.
Cara Cara Navel Oranges
These oranges—a special varietal of navels—are very low in acid, so their sweet, slightly complex berry-like flavor really comes through. They are typically bright and glossy, with a surprising slight rosy hue to the flesh. Cara Caras oranges were first discovered in the tropics of South America in 1976.
The Raspberry Orange is the most colorful of all the blood oranges with deep red flesh. Their distinct flavor is slightly sweet with a subtle hint of raspberry.
These unique lemons are easily identifiable by their rind, which has green and off-white stripes. Once they’re cut open, their flesh is beautifully pink with a wonderfully fragrant flavor.
This tiny-but-mighty fruit is naturally seedless and easy to peel. The sweet, juicy flesh is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. Use the small pieces atop a fresh salad for a pop of color and flavor.
A delicious cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange, this citrus variety has a light, floral flavor with a pleasantly sweet-sour bite. Meyer lemons are ideal for baking and adding freshness to a variety of recipes.
Bursting with tart, vibrant flavor, this bite-sized citrus fruit has a thin, edible rind making them perfect for an on-the-go treat that’s packed with nutrients.
These oranges are grown from heirloom navel oranges, but that is where the similarity to the navel oranges ends. Their higher sugar levels lend to a luscious aroma and the ultimate, perfect orange sweetness.
These medium-sized oranges provide a great amount of sweet-tart juice making them perfect when creating an at-home marinade or dressing!
Now that you know how to pick ’em, give these recipes a try!