Winter can be a long, cold and dreary season. The lack of exciting, fresh, local produce in stores can seem like a drag. January brings lots of cold weather but it also brings sunshine in the form of citrus season.
Peak citrus season happens in January and there are so many different kinds to try in stores its hard to steer away from our trusted oranges! Here we explain citrus season and all the different types of fruit this bright fruit has to offer.
Satsuma oranges, seem widely around Christmas time, packed into crates are seedless and easy-to-peel fruit. Satsumas are easy to eat and a delicious reminder of the holiday season rapidly approaching.
Blood oranges have a very distinct red, almost blood-coloured flesh. Blood oranges are almost the same size as an orange and often has a blushed red peel. Blood oranges are delicious eaten as is but also make a gorgeous looking juice, baked goods and ice cream.
Cara Cara Oranges
Cara Cara oranges are a type of navel orange. They look similar on the outside to navel oranges but have a pinkish red interior. Cara Cara oranges are both sweet and tart. Cara Cara oranges were discovered in Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela.
Meyer lemons are thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin or orange. Meyer lemons are native to China and are delicious in baked goods and even cooked or squeezed onto dishes before serving.
Key limes look like mini limes but have a much more tart and bitter flavor. The name comes form the Florida Keys where it is known to lend its juice to the widely popular key lime pie.
Kumquats are tiny citrus fruits, almost the size and shape of a large olive. Kumquats are like an inside out orange, they have a sweet, edible skin and a tart flesh. Kumquat roughly translates to “gold orange”, and can be eaten whole, can be preserved or candied or eaten sliced in salads.
A pomelo a citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia and is much larger then a grapefruit and is pale green or yellow when ripe. A pomelo has a very thick rind and the interior is white and sweet almost like a mild grapefru