Oranges - Cara Cara (Not Available)
A sweet, red fleshed Navel orange. Low acidity, seedless and easy to peel!
How do we make sure we provide top quality cara cara oranges?
We make sure the orange is firm and glossy (signs of surface damage such as softness and discolourations indicate more extensive damage within the orange). Importantly, we make sure the orange is heavy for its size (high density indicates a high juice level). Although colour is important, green-tinged oranges can sometimes be as juicy and delicious as full orange coloured ones (depending on the season). Finally, we check for common injuries and diseases (such as chilling injury, cold scald and olecellosis).
Where do we source our oranges from?
Oranges need a subtropical or temperate environment similar to their Northern China and Northern Indian origins. They also grow best in well draining soils (such as loams and sandy loams). We source Victorian oranges when they are available, from the hotter parts of the state (the Murray Valley or Sunraysia districts). Otherwise, we try to source them from the Riverland region of South Australia, or the Griffith or Murrumbidgee Irrigation regions of New South Wales.
What is the best way to keep oranges?
Oranges store best at 7°C-10°C and 90%-98% relative humidity. They store longest in the fridge. If your oranges are getting old, store them away from other produce – decaying oranges emit relatively high amounts of ethylene, which will spoil your other fruit.
Cara Cara Orange nutritional information
Oranges are a fantastic source of vitamin C (one orange provides twice the average daily intake). They are also a good source of folate and fibre.
Cara Cara Orange seasonal information
Navel oranges come into season in April, with the last oranges getting picked in about November. In the off season, we source oranges from overseas.
Cara orange serving tips and suggestions
Cara Cara oranges are a delicious eating orange, sweet but with a slight tangy taste!