Orange tree

The orange tree. The Tarot

The Tarocco orange tree is in turn subdivided into: 1) Tarocco with an elongated spheroidal shape and snout (a more or less pronounced pedicellar lobe at the apex of the fruit); 2) Tarot of ovoid shape without muzzle. However, this is an “optional” subdivision, in the sense that the type of citrus fruit is always the same and has the same characteristics between the two categories, namely: – red hues when ripe (both in the skin and in the pulp) – seeds generally missing – sweet taste – large leaves with an elongated ovoid shape – good productivity (but pay attention to the coastal areas where this tree is subject to attacks by the “Mediterranean fly”) – good resistance to transport. The ripening period of the Tarocco orange tree runs from December 20 to January.

The orange tree. The Sanguinello

The Sanguinello orange tree is in turn subdivided into: 1) Common Sanguinello; 2) Sanguinello Moscato. The differences between these two types of orange (therefore orange) are for example the weight, since the first tends to stop at 100-150 grams while the second is around 150-180 grams; another difference lies in the fact that the second type is a more demanding plant than the first, also because it develops more. Then, there are many things in common, first of all the sweet and exquisite juiciness of their pulp, the almost absence of seeds and the “blood” red color when the fruit is ripe. It is the ideal orange for juices. It is considered “late” because the ripening period of the Sanguinello orange tree runs from January to March, but also from February to April.

The orange tree. The Oval or Calabrese

This type of orange tree is called this way because it finds a particular production ground in Calabria even if it is also widespread in Sicily, Puglia, etc. It is a “blonde” variety precisely because the color of the peel and pulp of the citrus fruit is orange tending to golden yellow. The shape is precisely elongated oval, the weight goes on 180-200 gr and the seeds are almost absent. The pulp is sweet and juicy, also useful for juices. The color of the leaves tends to pale green. It is considered the latest orange tree variety and also the most demanding in terms of care and nutrients as its ripening period is from February to April and the fruit resists on the plant until late spring.

Orange tree: The importance of the orange tree

Whether you prefer it red or blonde, the “juice” of the speech does not change: orange is a real panacea for health and therefore a must for good nutrition. Orange is rich in beneficial substances for the human body such as vitamins including C, very important in fighting the risk of colds, flu and fever, and then carotene (producer of vitamin A) which protects the eyes and skin.But there are still many other nutritional principles and advantages in consuming oranges both in winter and in summer. They are a fresh, diuretic and “multipurpose” fruit; that is, they can be enjoyed alone (it is always the best choice, so there is less dispersion of nutritional properties) or in a freshly squeezed version. One orange a day (even two) is all health.

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