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Old 11-28-2023, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Lately the navel oranges, mandarin's have been hit or miss. Sometimes they are sweet and juicy other times not juicy and kind of dry and not flavorful. Anyone else have this experience?
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Old 11-28-2023, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK + Puna, HI
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I guess it depends upon your source. I'm picking them off my own trees presently and not having that problem.

By the way, if you've never tried Dekopon, also know as Sumo Tangerine or Shiranui mandarin, it's the best citrus of all.

Very expensive though, not surprisingly.
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Old 11-30-2023, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Perhaps there was no enough rain where they were growing. Or/and harvested way before the fruits matured.
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Old 11-30-2023, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I guess I could get those type of oranges in an Asian market?. I am NY so the fruits have not been the great except for apples, bananas and pears.
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Old 11-30-2023, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I recently googled "how to pick a good orange" because the last few I had were disappointing. The internet recommends one that feels heavy and has a large "navel".
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Old 11-30-2023, 12:52 PM
 
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Perhaps there was no enough rain where they were growing. Or/and harvested way before the fruits matured.
The California citrus has not been great this year because last winter was too cold and rainy, and the warm weather was delayed until midsummer. I heard this from the vendor at our farmer's market, who also told me that the winter crop (that should be in now) was running several months behind because of the poor weather.
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Old 11-30-2023, 07:39 PM
 
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I'm in California and my navel oranges are good. They could use another week or so to really sweeten up.
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Old 12-01-2023, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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The oranges I've gotten in the past few years at the stores here in Door County have been awful. I just battled my through one last night because I was desperate to taste an orange again. I had to sprinkle (maple) sugar on the segments because they were so sour. The rind was so thick that even though it started out the size of a normal orange, it ended up like a tangerine. It was from South Africa.
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Old 12-01-2023, 11:59 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Oranges are always hit or miss if you have t buy them in the super market. I just buy a few at a time so if they are not good, I haven't lost a fortune.

If they actually smell like nice oranges, they are usually pretty good, but it is rare to find anything in the produce section that has any odor.
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Old 12-04-2023, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I used to love oranges. I have been very disappointed lately in the ones from the local grocer - tough membranes and not particularly sweet. I have given up on them.
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