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Apr 3, 2007 02:48 AM

Tom Wilson Oranges at Andronico

The only time I buy oranges is when Andronico gets the Wilson oranges from Riverside. They have a really intense orange flavor, best I've ever had. Try some before they run out. (I go to the one in SF, Funston/Irving but I assume the Berkeley ones have them, too.)

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  1. They are absolutely stunning!

    1. How do they compare with navels and big jim? What are the characteristsics of these oranges?

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      1. re: peachblossom

        It's a navel orange and just has the most intense orange taste. I don't know big jim. Just try one; everyone I give one to just loves it, a real treat. And healthy! Short season.

      2. Same with me. I look forward to these beauties every year. I haven't seen them elsewhere.

        1. Are the Wilson oranges organic?

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          1. re: kumuki

            I don't know; best to ask Andronico. All I know is that they are delicious.

          2. wow -- never heard of these. I'll have to try them soon.

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            1. re: martasiete

              the Solano Ave branch of Andronico's had lots of sliced Wilson oranges out for tasting .... I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed: good juice and lovely aroma / perfume from the 4lbs/$4.99 bag or $1.89 / lb .... but the finish was a bit tart. I ended up not buying them. I tried 3- 4 slices and not all from the same part of the orange. I'll try them again if I see them around. Yesterday on Clement Street at one of the Chinese grocers near Lee Hou I bought some navels for 59 cents a pound that were quite good, juicy and sweet.