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Seville Oranges

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

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

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

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        1. re: Kagemusha

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

        2. 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. 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

              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.

              1. re: Kagemusha

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

                1. re: foodyDudey

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

            2. 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

                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

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

                  1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

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

                    1. re: Kagemusha

                      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

                        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.