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Oranges

πορτοκάλια ελληνικά

Citrus fruit trees have been known to thrive in Greece and particularly in the coastal parts of the country. A delicious and wholesome family of fruit, known to the Greeks of antiquity, as the myth of “Hesperides,” symbolizes the desire of the Greeks to gain these delicious and juicy fruits. Nowadays, the cultivation of citrus in Greece is highly developed and is also an increasingly popular export product.

The most characteristic of citrus fruits comes from the tree scientifically referred to as Citrus sinensis. A fruit of very high nutritional value, due to its richness in vitamin C and A, oranges are can be an integral part of a well balanced diet. There are about 160 varieties of orange. Following are the most popular varieties in Greece along with their availability periods within the year:

  • NAVALINES- October to December.
  • MERLIN- January-May.
  • VALENCIA- from April to October.

Production Process

The produce harvesting is carried out by experienced personnel, members of our staff because we feel that the harvest is a key factor in the entire process, just as important as he growing process, in ensuring the final quality of the product. Harvesting always takes place after the grade sugars (brix) have been measured and accepted by our specialists and of course after the various interventions taken to ensure the plants viability have been checked out by the health inspectors. The harvest is carried out with special tools all of which are sanitized before each use. The produce is packaged in plastic containers and transported by our privately owned fleet of container trucks. Our work force consists of trained packaging people who work under the constant supervision of the production manager and the quality controller. As with all our products the grapes are packaged according to the specific requirements of each client.

Citrus fruit trees have been known to thrive in Greece and particularly in the coastal parts of the country. A delicious and wholesome family of fruit, known to the Greeks of antiquity, as the myth of “Hesperides,” symbolizes the desire of the Greeks to gain these delicious and juicy fruits. Nowadays, the cultivation of citrus in Greece is highly developed and is also an increasingly popular export product.

The most characteristic of citrus fruits comes from the tree scientifically referred to as Citrus sinensis. A fruit of very high nutritional value, due to its richness in vitamin C and A, oranges are can be an integral part of a well balanced diet. There are about 160 varieties of orange. Following are the most popular varieties in Greece along with their availability periods within the year:

  • NAVALINES- October to December.
  • MERLIN- January-May.
  • VALENCIA- from April to October.

Seasonality

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Exportable
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Exportable