half December, half May
Orange Tarocco is the quality of Sicily's red orange of the best commercial features. It is a yellow-orange orange with red hues on the skin. The tarot orange pulp is seedless and yellow-orange, depending on ripeness. Among the Sicilian red oranges, the tarot is one of the most valuable varieties of quality. With a great vitamin content and a great yield in juice (minimum 40%) is among the best variety of oranges on the market. The fruits are of large spherical shape, tending to the egg yolk. This variety is also distinguished by so-called collar or "snout", more or less prominent. The tarot oranges produced by our lands are collected in full maturity and are processed and packaged in Sicily to be ready for sale in the sizes and quality required by the customer. They are particularly suitable for juices, but are also good for the table.
half December, half January
Clementine Nova is a hybrid between Clementine Commune for Tangelo Orlando obtained in Florida in 1942. In Spain she was named Clemenvilla.
The agronomic characteristics of the plant are the productivity and persistence of ripe fruit on the plant and the lack of alternation. Among the vegetative characteristics, however, we recall the mean vigor, the waning movement, the compactness in the density of the hair and the lack of thorns.
Of oblate shape, the fruit weighing 150 grams has an intense, thin, fine grain skin. Medium-to-peel, the pulp has intense orange color, with a juice content of hybrids of the same family of clementine and mandarin-like, seeds vary from 6 to 8.
half November half January
The Avian Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) is an early ripening citrus (we can find fruits already in November), whose fruit is rounded, slightly crushed on the apices. The leaves are green in color, tending to the light, the lobe is generally bushy. The fruit of Mandarin Mandarin contains a high amount of juice, very beneficial for the fight against tumors and numerous diseases. The skin is medium-small. However, seeds are present, though not in high quantities. The fruit is used in a variety of ways, in fact, essences, sweets, liqueurs, ice creams and fancy dishes can be produced. In a sheltered environment, covered by direct frost, the plant can withstand temperatures of about -7 ° C ..
half October half April
The Sicilian Lemon Primitive variety is also known as winter lemon. These are lemons of Siracusa, a product recognized as IGP, characterized by a high amount of juice and is known for the high quality of essential oils. The variety of Siracusa lemon is called feminine, due to the virtually continuous flowering throughout the year. Sicily's first lemon lemon matures from October to March, it is elliptical and has a color that goes from light to yellow. Shape: elliptical, medium large size Peel color: light yellow to citrine yellow Flesh color: light green or citrine yellow Juice: citric yellow, filtered with yields higher than 34% and acidity higher than 6%.