What Is The Difference Between California Oranges And Florida Oranges?

Jun 2018
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South Dakota
Had both growing in my back yard in Cali. Navels were bigger than softballs and had great flavor. Valencias were small and pulpy. Good flavor too. The best we can find around here (SW Mo) are small and from Chile! Tast a bid different some lemony some like grapefruit. Bit of cross pollenation goin on there.

The big difference between Cali and Fla is Fla is flat, hot and humid with much bigger bugs. Just as crowded as Cali.
 
Nov 2014
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Florida
Had both growing in my back yard in Cali. Navels were bigger than softballs and had great flavor. Valencias were small and pulpy. Good flavor too. The best we can find around here (SW Mo) are small and from Chile! Tast a bid different some lemony some like grapefruit. Bit of cross pollenation goin on there.

The big difference between Cali and Fla is Fla is flat, hot and humid with much bigger bugs. Just as crowded as Cali.
Florida grows mostly oranges for making juice. Our Grapefruit are very good