The two most popular varieties of oranges, Valencia and Navel are staples that Market’s Best imports from the USA, Australia and Spain – making oranges available to you all year round. Juicy and citrusy Valencias are great juicing oranges, whilst Navels with its characteristic protruding human-like navel, is sweet, tangy and just a super eating orange.
Valencia oranges are available from April to October from USA; and August to April from Australia. Navel oranges season starts in December through to July in the USA; and April to November in Australia.
Tips on selecting and keeping your oranges fresh
- Pick Valencia oranges that are firm and heavy with smooth and finely textured skin
- Pick Navels that are bright and vibrant in colour and slightly soft to the touch
- Oranges can be kept at room temperature for 2-3 days and should be refrigerated after
- Leave green oranges at room temperature 3-4 days during which time the green will subside