- Author: Therese Kapaun
This week we tested nine varieties of blood oranges in the Fruit Quality Laboratory. Recent interest in late season blood oranges prompted the Citrus Clonal Protection Program (CCPP) and the Citrus Variety Collection (CVC) programs to collect fruit and take measurements. Fruit quality data for many varieties of citrus can be found on the websites of both organizations:
The first photo shows juice from the nine varieties from left to right: Smith Red, Sanguinelli, California Rojo, Cara cara, Moro, Delfino, Boukhobza, Tarocco, and Bream Tarocco. The second photo shows juice being titrated with Lindcove's Mettler-Toledo electronic titrator.