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Florida Navel Oranges

Florida Navel Oranges are the juicy, sweet, seedless, easy-peeling oranges you know and love from your childhood If you're searching for the "classic" Florida orange, enjoyed for generations as a holiday gift, look no further There is simply no better orange for eating out of hand

Navels make a perfect gift for Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas and New Year Like all our citrus, these delicious treats are high in vitamin C and great for your health

Navel Orange Juice

Availability

Navel Oranges are available November to January

What with the incredible popularity, great taste, and convenient seedlessness of the navel, you might wonder if it's a recently "invented" fruit bred by scientists or experts in search of the perfect orange The navel is actually quite an old variety Researchers believe it dates back to a single-branch mutation, also called a "bud sport," originally found on a Selecta orange tree in the garden of a monastery near Bahia, Brazil These first navels were discovered way back around 1810-1820, when they were noticed right away for their sweet, seedless flesh and for that unique "navel" or "belly button" at the end of the fruit (The "navel," part of the mutation, is actually a tiny second orange—a conjoined twin, if you will!)

In 1870, twelve cuttings from the original Brazilian tree were sent to the USDA in Washington From there, a few made their way out to an interesting woman in California named Eliza Tibbets Tibbets, who in her time was a suffragist, a spiritualist, and an activist working to help freed former slaves, nurtured the young trees along on dishwater and hope, believing the fruit would one day strike it big, until the navel was "discovered" at agricultural fairs for its many appealing qualities There soon followed a navel orange "boom" that spread back to Florida and continues to this day In fact, the amazing growth of the California citrus industry following the introduction of the navel orange is sometimes referred to as California's "second gold rush"

But wait Remember how we said that the navel is seedless? So where do all these navel trees come from? How do they reproduce? This brings us to an important and amazing point about navel orange trees around the world Since they can't be grown from seed, every single one of the millions of navel orange trees in existence is a graft What do we mean by graft? To graft a navel orange tree, a cutting is taken from a tree already in existence and joined carefully onto what's called a "rootstock" of another type of tree, applying adhesive to keep the branches together (This process was invented over 4000 years ago, and it's not just done for navels, but many types of citrus) This creates a new navel orange tree—but amazingly, every Washington navel tree out there is essentially a "clone" of that very first navel tree found and cherished for its unique qualities in Brazil, some 200 years ago!

Nutritional Information for Florida Navel Oranges

One navel orange, approx 3" in diameter, contains:

  • 1 g protein
  • 116 g carbohydrates
  • 24 g dietary fiber
  • 65 mg calcium
  • 283 mg potassium
  • 26 mg phosphorus
  • 340 IU vitamin A
  • 105 mg vitamin C
  • 86% water

Florida Navel Oranges Product Specifications

Florida Fruit Shippers® is a registered trademark of Vegetable Kingdom Inc

Florida Navel Oranges

Florida Navel Oranges

Florida Navel Oranges are the juicy, sweet, seedless, easy-peeling oranges you know and love from your childhood If you're searching for the "classic" Florida orange, enjoyed for generations as a holiday gift, look no further There is simply no better orange for eating out of hand

Navels make a perfect gift for Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas and New Year Like all our citrus, these delicious treats are high in vitamin C and great for your health

Navel Orange Juice

Availability

Navel Oranges are available November to January

What with the incredible popularity, great taste, and convenient seedlessness of the navel, you might wonder if it's a recently "invented" fruit bred by scientists or experts in search of the perfect orange The navel is actually quite an old variety Researchers believe it dates back to a single-branch mutation, also called a "bud sport," originally found on a Selecta orange tree in the garden of a monastery near Bahia, Brazil These first navels were discovered way back around 1810-1820, when they were noticed right away for their sweet, seedless flesh and for that unique "navel" or "belly button" at the end of the fruit (The "navel," part of the mutation, is actually a tiny second orange—a conjoined twin, if you will!)

In 1870, twelve cuttings from the original Brazilian tree were sent to the USDA in Washington From there, a few made their way out to an interesting woman in California named Eliza Tibbets Tibbets, who in her time was a suffragist, a spiritualist, and an activist working to help freed former slaves, nurtured the young trees along on dishwater and hope, believing the fruit would one day strike it big, until the navel was "discovered" at agricultural fairs for its many appealing qualities There soon followed a navel orange "boom" that spread back to Florida and continues to this day In fact, the amazing growth of the California citrus industry following the introduction of the navel orange is sometimes referred to as California's "second gold rush"

But wait Remember how we said that the navel is seedless? So where do all these navel trees come from? How do they reproduce? This brings us to an important and amazing point about navel orange trees around the world Since they can't be grown from seed, every single one of the millions of navel orange trees in existence is a graft What do we mean by graft? To graft a navel orange tree, a cutting is taken from a tree already in existence and joined carefully onto what's called a "rootstock" of another type of tree, applying adhesive to keep the branches together (This process was invented over 4000 years ago, and it's not just done for navels, but many types of citrus) This creates a new navel orange tree—but amazingly, every Washington navel tree out there is essentially a "clone" of that very first navel tree found and cherished for its unique qualities in Brazil, some 200 years ago!

Nutritional Information for Florida Navel Oranges

One navel orange, approx 3" in diameter, contains:

  • 1 g protein
  • 116 g carbohydrates
  • 24 g dietary fiber
  • 65 mg calcium
  • 283 mg potassium
  • 26 mg phosphorus
  • 340 IU vitamin A
  • 105 mg vitamin C
  • 86% water

Florida Navel Oranges Product Specifications

Florida Fruit Shippers® is a registered trademark of Vegetable Kingdom Inc