What’s the difference between California and Florida oranges? Is there a difference at all? A navel orange from Florida has to be the same as a navel from California. Right? Well, even though many of the fruits are genetically identical, the climate changes the fruit far more than you’d expect.
|A California orange grove in the shadow of a snowy mountain.|
|A Florida Orange grove.|
|California vs. Florida rainfall.|
ConclusionIf you’re looking for picture perfect fruit with a flawless peel, then you should choose California Oranges. If you are looking for the sweetest, juiciest fruit available, choose Florida Oranges.
Of course, as Florida orange growers we’re probably biased, but we think that taste is the most important characteristics of great citrus.