Citrus Bliss

Peel away the winter chill and bask in some citrus sunshine at your Co-op! This season we will be featuring over 20 varieties of citrus (who knew there could be so many varieties of oranges!). Check them out on this post, or print yourself this handy, dandy guide.

 

Oranges

  • Blood Orange- taste is reminiscent of raspberries, plums and pomegranates
  • Cara Cara Orange- tangy with hints of blackberry or cranberry
  • Clementine- tart, tangy and slightly sweet
  • Heirloom Navel- unaltered genetics that come from original West Coast orange groves
  • Mango Orange- light, sweet flavor with hints of vanilla
  • Navel Orange- rich, juicy, traditional orange flavor
  • Sumo Orange- strong orange-y aroma and taste
  • Valencia Orange- best juicing orange

 

Lemons & Limes

  • Lemon- sour, use for cooking, juicing or zesting
  • Lime- bold and slightly sour, great for garnishing drinks or zesting
  • Key Lime- acidic with a strong aroma and flavor
  • Meyer Lemon- strong lemon flavor but with less of a sour bite due to its cross with a mandarin
  • Palestine Sweet Lime- subtle lime flavor that leans more sweet than sour
  • Yuzo Lemon- distinct lemon flavor and aroma when juiced or zested

 

Grapefruit

  • Pink Grapefruit- milder grapefruit taste, great for juicing
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit– tangy, sweet and packed with antioxidants

 

Mandarins & Tangerines

  • Fall Glo Tangerine- easy peeling snack with great tangerine flavor
  • Halos Mandarins- a sweet juicy and seedless snack
  • Honey Tangerine- juiciest and sweetest variety of tangerine with a concentrated fruity flavor
  • Minneola Tangelo- a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit with a tangy and juicy taste
  • Satsuma Mandarin- sweetest of all citrus, perfect for juicing
  • Sunburst Tangerine– intense, sweet flavor makes it the perfect snack

 

Other

  • Buddha’s Hand- it’s all rind, which makes it perfect for zesting
  • Kumquat– sweet peel with a sour inside, eat them whole
  • Pomelo/Pummelo– balanced sweet and tart taste similar to grapefruit

 

Join us at the 2nd Annual CitrusFest on January 5 & 6 from 11am-5pm. Taste many of these citrus varieties and save on some of your favorites!