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    Candied Orange Peel or Any Citrus Peel

    Orange Peels Candied

    Candied orange peel (or any citrus peel) is a sweet and sour treat. You can serve it as a dessert or as a treat. It will keep for several months in the refrigerator. No more tossing out those brightly colored peels. Use organic, unsprayed citrus for this recipe—oranges, lemons, tangerines, grapefruits. PrintCandied Orange Peel or […] More

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    How to Make Orange Marmalade

    Orange marmalade on toast

    Orange marmalade is the most popular marmalade. Marmalade is a soft translucent jelly preserve quite simply made from fruit, water, and sugar. Marmalade looks like jam but it contains thin fruit slices or diced fruit suspended in the jelly. Many say the fine flavor of the Seville orange makes the best marmalade. But you can […] More

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    Citrus Tree Pruning

    Citrus Tree Pruning - Eureka Lemon Tree

    Citrus trees are largely self-shaping, requiring little pruning. Occasional pruning to shape leggy branches or to give a citrus tree the desired shape can be done any time of the year except winter. Pinch back tips of new growth to help round out citrus trees. Cut back erratic new growth or trunk suckers not wanted above […] More

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    Oranges: Kitchen Basics

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    Sweet oranges are great for eating out of hand, but oranges can also be cooked. Here’s a guide to cooking oranges: Bake. Remove the orange peel and all white membrane then cut the orange in half crosswise. Glaze and bake until hot (15 to 25 minutes depending on size of fruit). Grill. Cut the orange […] More

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    How to Pick a Ripe Orange

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    There are differing peak seasons for oranges depending upon variety. Valencia oranges are in season from late spring to mid-summer. Navels are best from mid-winter to early spring and blood oranges peak from early winter until early spring. Sour oranges are harvested beginning in late fall and the harvest continues through spring depending upon the […] More

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    Oranges: Sweet and Bitter Basics

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    Oranges can be divided into two broad categories: sweet oranges and bitter oranges. Sweet oranges have a sweet and juicy flesh and are found in both savory and sweet dishes. They are eaten out of hand, as a breakfast fruit, snack, or dessert. They can be sectioned and served in fruit salads or compotes, chicken […] More

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    Blood Oranges: Kitchen Basics

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    The blood orange is a type of sweet orange that has red blush skin and a streaked to full scarlet, crimson, or purple flesh. It is juicy and has a sweet-tart taste that is rich, flavorful, and often hints of berry. Blood oranges are sometimes called the connoisseur’s or gourmet’s citrus. That is because the […] More

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    Navel Orange Varieties

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    The navel orange is a type of sweet orange that is large, seedless and has a rich, juicy flavor that is delicious for eating out of hand. There are several varieties of navel oranges. They all have thick, rough, bright orange skins that are easy to peel. The segments of the navel orange are easy […] More

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    Orange Types: Sweet, Bitter, Mandarin

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    There are three types of oranges: sweet oranges, bitter oranges, and mandarins. Sweet oranges are most commonly used for eating fresh and for juice. Bitter or sour oranges are used for making marmalade and orange-flavored liqueurs, and mandarins–which are also called tangerines and are not really oranges but separate citrus—are used for eating fresh. Bitter […] More