sweet orange



  • The common orange of commerce, Citrus sinensis, with an easily removed skin, and an excellent, sometimes slightly acid, flavour and few or no seeds. Classified in four groups, Navel, Common (e.g. Valencia), Pigmented (blood orange) and Acidless. It has been cultivated in southern China for several thousand years and was first grown in the Mediterranean around 1450. Modern varieties were introduced by the Portuguese.