I am not really big on buying fruit that is from other countries. Typically stuff grown far away is picked so early that it isn’t any good. But since I live in a climate that is not friendly to citrus growing, I have to get my citrus from far away anyhow. So when I saw a sticker on an orange from that said South Africa, I didn’t just walk away. The Midknight oranges is one of the most popular oranges in South Africa. It is like a Valencia orange, but different enough to be it’s own variety. It makes it’s way over to the United States sometime in October.
I purchased my sample from Meijer in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were labeled as Naval oranges, but one quick look at them would reveal that are missing their “naval”.
My Experience with this Orange (Rating Scale 1-10)
Seeded or Seedless: Seedless
Acidity : 7
Orange Flavor: 5
Overall Feeling: I was impressed that I was able to find such a juicy orange that was grown half way around the world. I cut it open and got juice all over my cutting board. The flavor was pretty similar to any other orange I have had. The orange was quite acidic, but still was sweet enough for out of hand eating. Just like Valencia orange, the Midknight orange is an excellent juice orange.