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Ruby Valencia oranges 1kg

Ruby Valencia oranges 1kg

SKU# FINORANRUBVAL1000

Availability: In stock

£4.25

The first Ruby Valencia orange was discovered growing by chance. More have carefully been bred from that one tasty mutant, and we’ve managed to get our hands on a precious few. Try them while you can!

Ruby Valencia oranges are a beautiful scarlet inside – but don’t be fooled, these aren’t blood oranges. They are given their red jewel-like tint by lycopene, like red grapefruits, and have a grapefruit-y note to their unique flavour. They are also sweeter than most traditional oranges. A real, juicy treat.

Storage

Oranges will store for up to two weeks at room temperature or in the fridge.

Our netting is 100% home compostable, made from PEFC-certified beechwood (a by-product of the foresting industry). Simply cut off the metal clips and put the net on your compost heap or in your council compost bin.

Class

Our 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).

Country of origin

Grown in South Africa.

Organic orange farmer

These special red-pulped oranges are grown by André and Madaléne Spangenberg. Their organic citrus farm Groenheuwel Boerdery is located in the fertile valley of Orange River, one of the largest rivers in South Africa. André and Madaléne were inspired to go organic after seeing André’s brother make the change on his own land. As well as the environmental benefits, they realised that organic farming – which requires much more careful work by hand than conventional farming – would allow them to offer year-round employment for their staff, benefiting families in this rural area where work is scarce. They have now been farming organically for 20 years.