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Seville Oranges

theadventurer Jan 28, 2011 06:24 AM

Where can I buy Seville Oranges in Toronto? When are they in season? Thank you!

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    Vinnie Vidimangi Mar 14, 2011 03:50 PM

    Arz on Lawrence east has some; was there a couple days ago. They are supposed to be spongy and will be if the come from Spain. These are American , comparatively heavy and firm. Not the same but mucher better than not at all.

    Get some pita while you ar ethere. Best I have had .

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    Arz
    1909 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M1R, CA

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    1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
      Kagemusha Mar 14, 2011 05:25 PM

      Spanish Sevilles have long been displaced by US-grown oranges, all to the good since the Spanish oranges were often in bad shape. And no, spongy isn't what to look for in a Seville orange.

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        Vinnie Vidimangi Mar 15, 2011 07:16 AM

        K., I seem to have purchased better Spanish Sevilles than you. Meow

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          Kagemusha Mar 15, 2011 07:22 AM

          Must have been quite a few years ago. US-grown Sevilles have been on the market here since the '90s.

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            Vinnie Vidimangi Mar 22, 2011 05:22 PM

            I bought Spansh Sevilles at the (wholesale) Food Terminal until five years ago.
            When they areold they are really puffy , but even from the wholesaler, they were soft, and light.

            I will advise further in a couple years, and relatively authoritatively. I now grow Sevilles in two countries

            Curiously , I never saw American Sevilles in Torotno until the last few years.
            VVM

            1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
              Kagemusha Mar 23, 2011 04:58 AM

              A lot of the US crop comes from around Yuma AZ, a key lemon-growing area. Quality on the Spanish product was the problem. US Sevilles are first rate.

    2. foodyDudey Mar 14, 2011 09:38 AM

      I just saw them yesterday at Sun Valley on Danforth Ave so it's not too late if anyone still wants to buy some.

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      1. re: foodyDudey
        Kagemusha Mar 14, 2011 10:00 AM

        Just make sure they're fairly heavy for their size and smell fresh. Sevilles don't have the shelf life of other oranges. Skip anything soft or mouldy smelling.

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          foodyDudey Mar 14, 2011 10:30 AM

          I was wondering how they had them now, figured they found a basket that was lost in their storage area. :-)

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            jlunar Mar 14, 2011 12:00 PM

            Was wondering too, since the season had passed! Though... it still made me want to roll the dice and see what they had...

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        myriam5555 Feb 13, 2011 04:58 AM

        Apparently the season isn't over! Karma Co-Op had a full basket of conventional ones from California yesterday. I bought the whole basket though (I juice them and freeze...great for cocktails and yucatecan food!). You could call and ask whether they will be receiving more.

        http://www.karmacoop.org/

        1. Kagemusha Jan 31, 2011 04:42 PM

          Season's about over. Saw a few spongy Sevilles at Highland Farms Mississauga today.

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            theadventurer Feb 1, 2011 07:14 AM

            Got lucky and found them at Sun Valley on Danforth last night. And there were plenty of them, so run before they're gone!

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            beach_cook Jan 31, 2011 12:13 PM

            Season is January. Bought mine (prod USA) at Highland Farms on the 23rd - boiled last night, cutting tonight.

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            Highland Farms
            850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

            1. Kagemusha Jan 28, 2011 09:55 AM

              At least one updated thread already in the archives. Better get 'em quick!

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