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knowsit Nov 28, 2008 08:10 AM

Anyone know where to buy seville oranges in the Tampa bay area? They are an exotic fruit and come into season in Dec. Any help appriciated.

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    RibDog RE: knowsit Nov 28, 2008 09:39 AM

    You can call Fresh Market and see if they have them in.

    John

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      knowsit RE: RibDog Dec 1, 2008 09:08 AM

      Thanks RibDog. I will give that a try.

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        RibDog RE: knowsit Dec 1, 2008 12:32 PM

        You may already know but keep in mind that a Seville orange is a sour orange. In many produce depts. right now, you can find red Naval oranges and they are a sweet orange. They look alot alike but are definitely different in their taste.

        John

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          knowsit RE: RibDog Dec 3, 2008 05:43 AM

          Yep, but I am making a liqueur and definately need the bitter ones. Thanks RibDog

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      Agent Orange RE: knowsit Dec 1, 2008 10:30 AM

      My Publix in Temple Terrace had them about two weeks ago (Fowler and 56th). I think they were on sale for $0.79/lb one week. Last time I stopped by I didn't see them either, but I wasn't looking for them. How about the wholesale produce market on Hillsborough? They vendors out front tend to carry a decent selection of produce popular with the Latino community. Maybe they have naranjas agrias.

      I love sour oranges, so if I find them at my Publix again or anywhere else I'll post in here to let you know.

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        knowsit RE: Agent Orange Dec 3, 2008 05:41 AM

        Arrgggghh. I am really trying to hunt them down so if you see them again please do post. Thanks a bunch Agent Orange

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          Agent Orange RE: knowsit Dec 3, 2008 11:15 AM

          Good news, knowsit. The Publix I mentioned above does still have sour oranges. They've got four or five dozen smallish ones in the produce section for $0.99/lb. The Publix is actually a block or two west of 56th on the south side of Fowler.

          Leave some for me! After all this talk of seville oranges, I think I'm going to have to whip up some mojo for the grill or make puerco asado this week.

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            knowsit RE: Agent Orange Dec 7, 2008 09:05 PM

            Very well, Agent Orange. I will definately look into that. I will leave you some for sure. Thanks!!!

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            Agent Orange RE: knowsit Dec 3, 2008 03:56 PM

            I should also mention for posterity that the produce market doesn't have 'em. I was there this afternoon, and I checked most of the vendors along the main drag. No tienen naranjas agrias. Bummer.

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          TampaPete RE: knowsit Dec 3, 2008 06:27 AM

          How many you need and when?

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            knowsit RE: TampaPete Dec 7, 2008 09:03 PM

            Hey Tampa Pete,

            I need a dozen or so anytime. I am trying to make a version of Gran Marnier.

            Thanks :)

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              TampaPete RE: knowsit Dec 8, 2008 07:02 AM

              I live in the T&C area.
              We could arrange to meet someplace after work (4-6PM) and you can have the oranges.
              Let me know, so they can be picked the same day.

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                knowsit RE: TampaPete Dec 8, 2008 12:25 PM

                I could do it Wed. I am not too familiar with Tampa. I live in Weeki Wachee and would use the Expressway. Do you have an addy of somewhere I could mapquest?

                Thanks, TampaPete

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                  TampaPete RE: knowsit Dec 8, 2008 05:24 PM

                  Man, that is a long way to come to get sour oranges.
                  Wednesday is fine with me.
                  I work right by Tampa airport, anytime during the day will work

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                    knowsit RE: TampaPete Dec 9, 2008 07:04 AM

                    My local publix called today and said they got some in!

                    Thanks, TampaPete, for being willing to help me out. I really appriciate all your help.

                    Maybe I'll create a thread when I get the stuff made.

                    Happy holidays :)

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                      TampaPete RE: knowsit Dec 9, 2008 10:51 AM

                      Excellent.

                      I am glad you fund them locally.

                      Tip: Look around were you live for places that have abandon looking orange groves, chances are they will have some sour orange trees. It is common to graft diferent types of oranges (Navels etc) onto sour orange root stock. When the sweet orange tree dies (due to frost) the root stock will come up as sour orange. It a matter of learning how to spot a "Seville" orange tree from the rest.

                      Good luck

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            kate3 RE: knowsit Dec 20, 2008 06:18 AM

            Did you get enough oranges? I have some in my yard north of Tampa if you need a dozen or so more. The liqueur sounds interesting. Would you share the recipe?

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              knowsit RE: kate3 Dec 23, 2008 05:59 AM

              Hiya kate3,

              I'll be glad to share the recipe. Check back after the holidays as I won't start the batch till then. Thanks for the interest and yes I have enough oranges(I think ;). Merry Christmas.

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                knowsit RE: knowsit Dec 23, 2008 06:01 AM

                I should add that the recipe will be over at the "spirit" section of this board.

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                  mshenna RE: knowsit Jan 3, 2009 02:11 AM

                  Great -- I'm in the middle of the annual marmalade-making frenzy & would love something new to do with Sevilles. Thanks!

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