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Blood, Moro or Maltese Oranges


Any reddish fruit in the genus citrus and the family Rutaceae, specifically Citrus arantium, is an orange. The modern English word orange probably derives from the Arabic naranj. The University of Florida Extension explains that sweet orange cultivars can be categorized into four distinct groups: round oranges, navel oranges, blood oranges and acidless oranges.  March 2012 ... Blood Oranges

Other Links

  • Florida Juice, Citrus Commission and Florida Department of Citrus - Offers economic data and industry links about Florida citrus products.
  • Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA - Promotes the export of fruits, including oranges.

Links checked September 2013.


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