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Navelina trees are not very vigorous, and semi-dwarf in size. The fruit is medium to medium-large in size and slightly pear-shaped with a small navel. The fruit have very smooth rind and have reddish orange rind color at maturity. The fruit mature very early and are juicy with a sweet flavor that is less sprightly than Washington navel.
Navelina oranges were first discovered growing as a natural mutation in California and in 1910 Navelina oranges are medium to large in size and are spherical, obovoid, to slightly pear-shaped with a small rounded depression, also known as a navel, on the blossom stem end. Navelina is an early season Navel orange. It has medium to medium-large fruit which are slightly pear-shaped. The navel is quite small, and the peel is very smooth with a good red-orange colouration. The flesh is quite juicy, while sweetness is very good, flavor is very balanced if not better than of Washington Navel. Names: Navelina; Dalmau; Smith’s EarlyGrown in: California, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Morocco, Australia.Navelina oranges are available in the winter through early spring.Navelina oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium and also contain fiber, magnesium, vitamin A, and some vitamin E. The fruit will keep up to a week at room temperature and up to two weeks when stored in the refrigerator.