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Jan 22, 2012 12:14 PM

Blood orange juice

Have you seen it regularly in any grocery stores? Need a quantity and prefer not to squeeze my own or time trips to farmer's markets. Thanks.

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  1. I think I saw it at Major Market in Escondido, might want to give them a call.

    1. I've seen this at TJ's and I believe at Whole Foods..
      Major Market and Jonathan's would be another option. making blood orange marg's..what time should I be there?

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      1. re: Beach Chick

        I've gotten it too at TJ's. I was there today and they did not have any. Boo!

      2. Henry's/Sprouts was selling a one liter carton, from Italy, for around $5. I bought one when it was on sale in October and it was excellent.

        I have a Tarocco blood orange tree in my yard and the fruit just set and aren't even the size of my thumbnail, so I won't have anything until May or June.

        Specialty Produce sells the fruit. I never looked to see if it also sells the juice in that section/the refrigerator area, but you could ask.

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        1. re: Cathy

          Tarocco may be a bit more flavorful, but moros are delicious and hold onto the tree longer, so that's what I planted almost 35 years ago. I had that moro tree for almost 20 years and harvested oranges almost every day for breakfast. Until the gophers, and/or ground squirrels (I get both) got both that and my dwarf meyer lemon tree (which had the biggest, sweetest lemons I've ever tasted). I refuse to pay $1 per orange, or more, so haven't had one since. Too bad that more growers don't grow these in quantity here. They do very well and could be a regional specialty if they became popular. But volume would have to bring the price down.

          Imagine, for a moment, the menu at places like Broken Yolk offering your choice of moro, sanguinelli, or tarocco orange juice for $2.