All our fields are located in Alcanar and its area. The Navelate which is one of the best orange varieties in the world was born here in 1948. Our town is also well-known for concentrating the largest Spanish producers of citrus seedlings and perhaps the largest in the world. We usually produce different native varieties of citrus throughout the season. We begin in October with clementines and then in November it’s time for the first oranges. You can find the different varieties we produce in the calendars below:
CLEMENTINE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
A small fruit with a highly reddish orange colour and fine peel. Easy to peel. High quality pulp. Very early harvesting.
Roundish seedless fruit with a fine peel.
A mutation of Oroval which appeared in the 70’s. Harvesting in October. Easy to peel. It has an appropriate touch of acidity, very tasty.
Shape somewhat oblate, with a deep orange colour and good juice content. Adequate balance between sugar and acids.
Appeared in Nules (Castellón) in 1953. Medium size fruit with an intense orange peel. Very easy to peel and seedless. Very sweet taste and high juice content. Great balance between sugar and acids. It’s our flagship product in terms of quality and quantity.
It’s a very popular variety on the market due to its very sweet taste. Shape somewhat oblate. Easy to peel and good quality juicy pulp. Discovered in 1966 by Isidro Espuig near Valencia. It is called Hernandina in honor of the citrus nursery “Viveros Hernandez” where he worked.
It’s an hybrid variety very similar to oranges. Large size fruit and very oblate. Hard to peel but ideal to squeeze for juices. Adequate balance between sweetness and sourness. Late harvesting.
ORANGE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
Introduced in Spain in 1933 from California. Medium size fruit somewhat oval. Very intense orange peel with very characteristic dark green leaves. Called “powder grain” because of a very thin and rough rind. It’s an early variety.
Very large and semi-spherical or slightly elongated fruit. Seedless. The Navel visible from outside provides its name. Its skin is thick and easy to peel. Good quality juicy pulp and appropriate level of acidity.
Belongs to the white common variety. Mostly medium fruit size. Rounded lightly oblate shape. Almost seedless with a slightly rough and medium peel. It makes this variety ideal for squeezing juice due to the juiciness of its pulp.
It is a spontaneous mutation of Washington Navel. Detected in 1948 in a farm of Vinaròs (Castellón). Medium size fruit with elongated shape. Seedless and thin peel. Sweet and pleasant flavor due to a high brix.
A very good productive variety. Roundish and large fruit with a navel not always very visible from outside. Late maturation, the fruit keeps well on tree until late April. Its pulp has good organoleptic qualities.
Originated in Australia. The tree grows well in Mediterranean-type climates. Commercial sized fruit with fine peel. Sweet and pleasant flavor. The juice has a low acid levels due to the lack of limonene. Late harvesting. It’s the last Navel of the season.
Since the late 70’s it’s the most commonly used late variety. Medium to large size and orange colour. Spherical but somewhat oblate. Almost seedless. The pulp has a good color and a high juice content. It tastes slightly sour. Very appreciated by industry.