Most citrus fruit is in season in the cold winter months and into spring.
The variety of orange can determine the best way to use the fruit, but generally, all types, except lemons, can be sliced or peeled and eaten fresh or used for juice.
Juice from Navel oranges tends to get bitter if not used right away, though Valencia orange juice can retain its flavor longer.
You can make marmalade or jellies, or use the zest of the peel of a lemon or a navel, blood, or valencia orange to flavor your baked goods.
Citrus varieties with thicker skins can be stored on the counter at room temperature for about a week, or in the fridge for several weeks.
Thinner skinned mandarins will not last as long at room temperature and can be stored in the fridge for about two weeks.
We have several types of citrus fruits in the AHO produce boxes in the winter season and Valencia oranges available spring through summer.