Now is the perfect time to enjoy the juicy, peak-season goodness of citrus and get your vitamin C the old-fashioned way ... from fresh food!
The Co-op is grateful to work with organic citrus growers that go beyond the ordinary to provide us with unique varieties of citrus that boast great flavor and mouth-watering juiciness. This is only a sample of the juicy goodness available in Co-op produce departments.
Curious about a new variety? Ask any produce staff and they will be happy to talk citrus with you!
Minimal juice or flesh. Used for zesting, baking, or can be candied.
RIO STAR GRAPEFRUIT
Overall blush on exterior peel with a deep red interior color. Distinctly sweet taste and juiciness.
Bright orange skin. Balance of sweetness and acidity. Very juicy.
Cross of a Temple tangor, a Dancy mandarin, and an Encore mandarin. Deep orange rind color. Very sweet and rich flavor.
CARA CARA NAVEL ORANGES
Pink flesh. Sweetness balanced by a mild strawberry to cranberry-like finish.
Delicious, sweet yet tangy. Can be eaten completely including the peel.
Slightly sweet mild grapefruit flavor without bitterness and very little acidity. Pith around segments is bitter.