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Nov 13, 2006 03:43 AM

When does blood orange season start?

I do love those things, checked in Berkeley Bowl yesterday and saw a good selection of just about every kind of citrus but.

Note, they did have pomelo (forget the price) and Buddha's Hand, large ones, for I think $4 each.

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  1. Dale from Lone Oak Farms (Thursday in Berkeley, Sunday in Kensington) said he thinks he may have organic moro blood oranges available in 2-3 weeks.

    1. I just bought a blood orange today at the Civic Center Farmer's the stall with lots of citrus near the fountain. They were $1.50 per pound I believe....

      Dave MP

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      1. re: Dave MP

        Dredging up this very old thread. When, exactly, is blood orange season (x month to y month)?

        1. re: ulterior epicure

          Moro variety: December - March
          Tarocco variety: January - May

          1. re: ulterior epicure

            I just bought up the last of the Moros 2 Saturdays ago at the avocado stand at Berkeley FM.

        2. I've seen some of the smaller variety recently at the Santa Rosa Wednesday Farmers' Market, and bought some, but they weren't the best quality. Typical of last-of-season produce.

          Make friends with your favorite market's produce manager, and have him/her let you know when the blood oranges come in this next time around.

          1. saw some at Alemany farmers market today - though just one vendor. I usually see them coming in late spring