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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 .

    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.

      1. re: Kagemusha
        Vinnie Vidimangi Mar 15, 2011 07:16 AM

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

        1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
          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.

          1. re: Kagemusha
            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.

            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.


        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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          1. re: Kagemusha
            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.

            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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