HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >

Seville Oranges

theadventurer Jan 28, 2011 06:24 AM

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

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Kagemusha RE: theadventurer Jan 28, 2011 09:55 AM

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

    1. b
      beach_cook RE: theadventurer 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 RE: theadventurer Jan 31, 2011 04:42 PM

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

        1 Reply
        1. re: Kagemusha
          theadventurer RE: Kagemusha 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!

        2. m
          myriam5555 RE: theadventurer 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. foodyDudey RE: theadventurer 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.

            3 Replies
            1. re: foodyDudey
              Kagemusha RE: foodyDudey 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.

              1. re: Kagemusha
                foodyDudey RE: Kagemusha 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. :-)

                1. re: foodyDudey
                  jlunar RE: foodyDudey 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...

            2. v
              Vinnie Vidimangi RE: theadventurer 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 .

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

              5 Replies
              1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
                Kagemusha RE: Vinnie Vidimangi 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
                  v
                  Vinnie Vidimangi RE: Kagemusha Mar 15, 2011 07:16 AM

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

                  1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
                    Kagemusha RE: Vinnie Vidimangi 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
                      v
                      Vinnie Vidimangi RE: Kagemusha 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 RE: Vinnie Vidimangi 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.

              Show Hidden Posts