Jan 13, 2012

Honorary orange?

Florida is famous for its oranges …

Except for its most famous one that isn’t.

All the perfect peels, i.e. "the ones"
get shipped up north

That’s because the honeybell is a tangelo.

It’s incredibly easy (and clean) to peel and has only a few seeds. Best of all is its juice which I can only describe as nectar sweet.  Oranges are not native to Florida, but it was a Floridian who invented the honeybell, in Orlando, back in 1931. (My grandfather was 32 years old at the time.  Did he ever eat a honeybell?  I doubt it.)


Regardless, and semantic correctness not withstanding,

I think of it as our honorary orange.

2 comments:

Rick said...

"Last of the season"....already?

Robert Sobczak said...

Good eye. Not yet. This photo was taken during February of a previous year.