Organic Moro Blood Oranges

Size

Moro blood oranges are more intensely flavored when compared to Tarocco oranges. They offer a distinct sweet flesh with a vivid tart finish. The Moro’s blushed exterior hints to the beautiful deep crimson flesh hiding on the inside. Slice and toss with a few roasted beets and spicy arugula and pair with your favorite vinaigrette, or simply juice and add a splash of Prosecco for a refreshing citrus cocktail. Whatever way you use them, the Moro blood oranges are sure to be a new favorite.

The color of our blood oranges is caused by temperature fluctuations. The deep red color is caused by wide variations of temperatures. Even on the same tree individual fruit that is more exposed will often have a darker color than one protected by the leaves. As a result, our organic blood oranges are all unique in their coloration ranging from light red streaking to a deep red throughout.

Contents

  • 3lbs = Approx. 8-12 Oranges
  • 5lbs = Approx. 18-24 Oranges
  • 10lbs = Approx. 40-48 Oranges

Details

Fruit:  Blood Orange
Variety:  Moro
Farm:  Partner Farm
What Are They?  The 'Moro' is the most colorful of the blood oranges, with a deep red flesh and a rind with a bright red blush. The flavor is stronger and the aroma is more intense than a normal orange. This fruit has a distinct, sweet flavor with a hint of raspberry. This orange is more bitter than the 'Tarocco' or the 'Sanguinello'. The 'Moro' variety is believed to have originated at the beginning of the 19th century in the citrus-growing area around Lentini (in the Province of Syracuse in Sicily) as a bud mutation of the "Sanguinello Moscato". The 'Moro' is a "deep blood orange", meaning that the flesh ranges from orange-veined with ruby coloration, to vermilion, to vivid crimson, to nearly black.
Origins/History:  It was introduced to the United States in 1908 as S.P.I. #23028 by the agricultural explorer Frank Nicholas Meyer, an employee of the United States Department of Agriculture who collected a sample of the plant on a trip to China. The Meyer lemon is commonly grown in China in garden pots as an ornamental tree. It became popular as a food item in the United States after being rediscovered by chefs such as Alice Waters at Chez Panisse during the rise of California Cuisine starting in the 1970s. Popularity further climbed when Martha Stewart began featuring them in her recipes
Nutritional Value:  Blood oranges' red pigment anthocyanin is an antioxidant. Blood oranges are a source of vitamin C like all citrus fruits. Oranges can also be a valuable source of folate, calcium, and thiamine.
How to cut/peel:  Blood orange can be difficult to peel by hand. With a sharp knife, follow the outer perimeter of the citrus to cut off the skin and the thin layer of pith in strips until the skin is removed from the entire citrus.
Serving Suggestions:  Eaten out of hand, in salads, desserts, juices and savory applications.

Shipping Details

We ship our fresh fruit and other perishable foods, next-day and second-day on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays with a next day option on Thursdays. This way, your order will arrive by week's end and won't sit in a warehouse over the weekend. You need to order by 11:59 PM PT, the day before. If you order on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, please allow for additional shipping time. Your patience will be rewarded with the freshest products! We also offset the climate impact with carbon-neutral shipping which supports projects that offset the emissions of the shipment's transport. View more details about our shipping rates, order deadlines, delivery estimates, and fulfillment schedule for our perishable vs. non-perishable products.

Customer Reviews

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W.M.
Pretty Amazing Oranges!

I purchased these based on my curiosity from the picture of the orange. My first bite was one of delight as it was like no other orange I’ve ever had! The purple color of the meat of the orange was something I’d never seen before & I could see making a fruit plate & including this orange based on the color but also the wonderful taste of this beautiful citrus!

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K.A.
Not Like The Description

These oranges were nice but nothing like the description. The skin was nit tight, the flavor had no tartness, and the flavor was very mild ...almost like they weren’t quite in season.

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W.G.
Wow They’re Good!!!!

Delicious, sweet oranges!! What a refreshing treat! I recommend them! Truly enjoyable!!! Love those blood oranges!!!

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G.P.
Meyers Lemons and Blood oranges

I had just finished a wonderful girl weekend with my dear friend in Idaho - a true outdoor spirit! We had a most wonderful time. I thought what could I get her for a “thank you”. While I was there I had lemon every morning! A ritual of mine that leaves me feeling wonderful throughout the day. She was talking about blood oranges and Meyers lemons and how difficult it was to get those in Idaho’s. I had a Ha ha moment. Fell upon frog farm and to much of my delight - ordered 5lbs each. My dear friend was delighted. She said the packaging was amazing and the careful handling of every piece of fruit Wasn't bruised. Well worth the purchase and the value of well gifted item to a dear friend is well - priceless. Thank you frog farm. I will have you as in my repitoire of chosen chosen items when I want to give something over the Moon!!!

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D.G.
Thank you!

They blood oranges are delicious! Some of the oranges appear to be regular oranges but they taste great too. Thank you.

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