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California Specialty Citrus Experience

Your California Specialty Citrus Experience will arrive ripe and ready to eat! You can tell your citrus is ripe usually by its fragrance and warmer (yellow or orange) hue. Their skin will be taut and the fruit will feel slightly heavier in your hand than in an unripe state. 

Cara Cara Oranges have a berry-like flavor and unique pink pulp. 

The Oro Blanco Grapefruit is known for its yellow hue and extreme sweetness. They are smaller, with a thicker rind than commonly found grapefruit varieties. 

Cara Cara Oranges and Oro Blanco Grapefruit are so sweet they make a delicious snack. We recommend enjoying this fruit as is, simply cut into wedges or peel to consume. 

Lastly, Eureka Lemons are slightly more acidic than typical lemon varieties, but can be substituted for any of their common uses. 

Your citrus can be stored on the counter at room temperature for usually a few days, however this method speeds up the ripening. With citrus this special, we recommend storing them loose in the refrigerator crisper drawer away from apples to keep them fresher, for longer. 

It is not recommended to freeze whole citrus fruits. However you can: 

  • Lay sections of fruit on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and flash freeze in the freezer for about an hour. Once frozen, store the sections in a freezer-safe, airtight container
  • Put the peels in a resealable bag and freeze.
  • Freeze the juice or zest in ice cube trays.

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