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Mar 15, 2009 11:17 AM

Jaffa oranges available anywhere?

Just wondering if anyone's seen Jaffa oranges for sale anywhere in the GTA.
I saw them a few years back at Longo's at Leslie and Don Mills (around this time of year) but I haven't seen them anywhere since.

They're incredibly sweet so I'd really love to find them.

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  1. Jaffa oranges ripen in the late spring/early summer, so they should be back in a couple of months.

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    1. re: estufarian

      any grocery stores you reckon that carry them?

      1. re: duckdown

        the loblaws on Burnamthorpe and East Mall (my favourite loblaws in the city) had Jaffa Oranges today

        how are they different?

        1. re: ssainani

          not sour, really sweet and juicy.

        2. re: duckdown

          Ha! Isn't that what Kramer and Newman ate in Seinfeld? Is there really such a thing?

          1. re: Squeakycheese

            LOL yep.

            I don't know if they exist, but if they do, I want some :)

        3. Harvest Wagon had them a couple of weeks ago.

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          1. re: peppermint pate

            based on this post i went to the above loblaws yesterday .... they did have them .... $1.29 a pound - i bought 2

            i've never tried an orange like this .... so mild and sweet -- almost like orangina!

            will go back tonight on the route home to buy more

            1. re: ssainani

              which loblaws?
              the one on Millwood in East York doesn't have it.
              went to Fortino's at Leslie and York Mills. they sometimes carry them but they didn't have it.

              and ssainani - great to hear you like them. they also make insane juicing oranges. once you have a Jaffa orange, you won't eat any Florida oranges.

              1. re: atomeyes

                went to Fortino's at Leslie and York Mills.?????

                Are you thinking of Longo's ?

          2. Curious if these are still around. I went to a couple of grocery stores local to me (west end) and didn't seem to find them. Because I was in a rush at the time I didn't get a chance to ask anyone at the store.

            Will my search be fruitless (excuse the pun) if I start asking around at this time? And do I have to look at a specific locale in the city?

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            1. re: Lazar

              It's still VERY early in the season - some stores still haven't featured them - but they're now starting to appear all over. I've recently seen them at Food Basics - so no need to search 'gourmet' stores.
              BUT the early ones I've tried have been fairly acidic this year - not at all typical. I'm hoping it's because they really aren't fully ripe - and probably means the skin has been coloured!

            2. Summerhill Market is probably a good bet

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              1. re: Squeakycheese

                Yes Summerhill has a good selection of different kinds of oranges and grapefruits but they only have the Jaffa mandarins, at least that's all I saw today.