Sweet Cara Cara

March 2, 2012
Derick in Produce

Derick, Produce Manager

Are you like many of my customers who have been frustrated with the California Navel oranges this season? This year’s crop has been a little tart due to higher acid levels caused by a drier winter season this year. I recommend trying the Cara Cara Oranges. These oranges look no different on the outside, but on the inside they have a red or pink tinted flesh. They generally have lower acid then other navels which makes them taste smooth and sweet with almost a cherry undertone.  Cara Cara is a fairly new variety that first originated in 1976 as a natural mutation on a Washington Navel tree in the Cara Cara region of Venezuela, thus the name. This is the orange I have been enjoying. So come and try this smooth sweet navel and your taste buds will thank you.