What are Seville oranges and when are they in season?
Seville oranges, also known as bitter oranges, are a type of citrus fruit that are grown in the Seville region of Spain. They are known for their intense, tart flavour and are primarily used for making marmalade. They are in season and available in the UK from December to January.
Seville oranges are oval-shaped and have a thick, bumpy, and deep orange skin. They have a very high acidity and high level of pectin, which makes them perfect for making marmalade. They are also used to make liqueurs such as Cointreau and Grand Marnier, and are sometimes used in cooking, but their bitter taste makes them less suitable for eating fresh.
Seville oranges can be found in specialty food stores, farmer's markets, and online retailers during the season. They are also sometimes available in supermarkets, but it's not very common. It's worth noting that the season for Seville oranges is very short and they might be hard to find out of season.
When they're in season you can buy Seville oranges online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).