Approx 4 to 5 to the kg.
Our superb Navels are coming from the Grivells at Sunlands in the Riverland. How luck are we!
Navel oranges – sweet, juicy and full of zest. Usually seedless, they are easy to peel and ideal as a healthy snack at any time of the day.
Navel and Navelina are seedless oranges that take their names from the Navel protuberance at the end, which contains a tiny embryonic fruit. They have thick, pebbly skins and very sweet juicy flesh. The skin is particularly good for making preserves or as candied peel.
The Navel oranges thrive in such subtropical climates as the Mediterranean, and grown extensively in Spain, Morocco, Turkey, South Africa, Australia, California, Florida, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina. It was certainly the Brazilian Navel orange called Bahia that was introduced to the US in 1870 to fill the need for a good early variety. Navels are seedless and propagate by cuttings and were imported by the USDA in Washington, who distributed them to growers in Florida and California, and thus acquiring the name of Washington Navel.
Available: June to October
The main varieties of oranges are: Summer Navel (Lane Late, Barnfield and Wilson), Valencia (Valencia), and Winter Navel (Washington, Navelina and Leng). 38% of the orange area is planted to Winter Navels, 45% to Valencia and 17% to Summer Navels. (ref: PIRSA Horticulture)