Organic Seville Oranges
Fragrant, bittersweet Seville oranges – the very best variety for making your own traditional marmalade.
Seville oranges are the very best variety for traditional marmalade. We get ours from Ave Maria Farm in Mairena del Alcor; the organic groves produce wonderfully knobbly, thick-skinned fruits, with the incredible fragrance and unusually high pectin content that Seville oranges are prized for. A January marmalade-making session is a good antidote to the mayhem of Christmas and New Year; get slicing and simmering, and fill your house with bittersweet aroma.
The beautiful orange groves of Ave Maria Farm in Mairena del Alcor, near Seville, are tended by Amadora Gahona and her two daughters, the family’s fourth generation on the farm. There have been oranges at Ave Maria since 1867 – and some of those original trees are still standing and fruiting to this day. The Gahonas have always farmed with a great respect for nature. For many years, there was no certification body to name what they were doing, but in 1995, their careful methods made Ave Maria the first orange farm in Andalucía to be awarded organic status. Thanks to our collective love of marmalade, the family grow more of their classic bitter oranges for Brits than anyone else.
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How to prepare
Search ‘marmalade’ at riverford.co.uk/recipes to find our tried and tested recipe.
Oranges will store for up to two weeks at room temperature or in the fridge.
Our seville oranges are sold as class 2. This means that they might not look cosmetically perfect, but they are grown for the very best flavour. (We have to tell you this to satisfy some EU rules).