The Navel Orange is one of Today's Most Popular Oranges.
Navel Orange
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Navel Oranges were first discovered growing as a mutation on a sweet orange tree in Brazil in 1820. Seedlings were brought to California in 1873 and in 1878 a Navel tree produced its first fruit. In a few short years, the Navel orange grew from one tree to millions of trees out of near obscurity. It is one of the most popular varieties in the world, second only to the Valencia Orange.

The Navel orange is a common orange variety. It has the quintessential orange, smooth but pebbled and easy-to-peel skin with a trademark "belly button" at its stem end. Its translucent yellow orange flesh is segmented, seedless and rich with sweet juices.

Season

Navel oranges are available from November through April. Navel Oranges hit the end of their season in the Spring and are considered a Spring Fruit

Because of imports, Navel Oranges are available year round.

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes