Valencia oranges – Often called Summer Oranges are actually available from February to October, with the main supply being in May, June and July. Valencia oranges are small to medium sized, and they may have a few seeds. Usually these are thin-skinned oranges.
Fresh Valencia juice may be squeezed and refrigerated overnight. It tightly covered and immediately chilled, no loss of flavor or Vitamin C will occur.
Valencia oranges are especially good to eat when cut into in “smiles”. Cut fruit in half crosswise, then cut 3 or 4 wedges from each half.
Peeling Valencia oranges is very easy – trim a thin slice from each end of the fruit, then set orange on one end and cut away strips of peel from top to bottom until all peel is removed.