The darker the colour of the blood orange, the more its flavour differs from that of the blond orange. Their intense flavour is often reminiscent of berries. Unlike oranges and lycopene oranges, the skin of blood oranges is usually pigmented as well. This is often indicated by red to dark red spots that partially cover the fruit. Besides common blood orange varieties, there is also the Tarocco, which is a half-blood orange.
Did you know … Plant pigments, so-called anthocyanins, are responsible for the dark colouring of the fruit flesh. The greater the difference between day and night temperature during ripening, the darker their colouring. If the day-night temperature fluctuation is smaller in milder weather, the red colouring of the fruit is sometimes completely absent and can hardly be distinguished from ordinary oranges.
Spain and Italy
Temperatures around 8°C are ideal. The best place is the cellar.
Varieties available at LLOMBART
Our varieties from Italy: Moro, Tarocco, Sanguinello
Our varieties from Spain: Sanguinelli
Brands available at LLOMBART
Valensina, Tiziana, Bollo, Frupale, SONNENKINDER, Die rote Lola …