Washington navel orange

Botanical name: Citrus sinensis
Common name: Washington navel orange

General features: The Washington navel orange plants have vigorous foliage with a compact habit and very dark green leaves. The spherical fruits are medium to medium-large in size and their base is furrowed. The skin is a very intense orange colour and has a thick, smooth surface, while the pulp is very sweet but not very juicy.

Curiosity: The term 'navel' is a generic term for oranges that have a twin fruit inside the peel, undeveloped and located at the apical pole, opposite the petiole.

Ornamental virtues: The Washington navel orange is particularly valued in the ornamental sector for the intense fragrance of its flowers and leaves and for the brightly coloured, ornamentally striking fruit skin.