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Temple Oranges?

artemis Jan 25, 2012 01:16 PM

This NYT article got me again thinking about the very seasonal Temple oranges:

Is there anywhere in the Bay Area that sells them? My DH is from Florida and misses them dearly.

  1. Robert Lauriston Jan 25, 2012 01:31 PM

    I'm not sure they're exactly the same thing, but I've seen murcotts, Page tangerines, and tangors at Berkeley Bowl and farmers markets.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      artemis Jan 25, 2012 04:36 PM

      Wow, thanks Robert. I will have to make a pilgrimage to BB this weekend! I don't suppose there's a BB equivalent on the peninsula?

      1. re: artemis
        Melanie Wong Jan 25, 2012 11:25 PM

        Last year I bought some Page tangerines and Murcotts at Sigona's in Palo Alto.

        Sigona's Farmers Market
        399 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA

    2. wolfe Jan 25, 2012 01:47 PM

      It's the old combined name thing again, example pluot. In this case tangerine-orange tangor.

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      1. re: wolfe
        TopoTail Jan 25, 2012 11:50 PM

        I still remember temple oranges from when I lived in Michigan many, many years ago. I remember them as sweet but with a good dose of acid. Seems to me the closest thing we get here are mandarins, especially royal mandarins. I've been looking for them at Berkeley Bowl and Monterey Market, but haven't seen any yet this season.

        Googling mandarin orange I get all kinds of definitions, but Sunkist seems to support my theory. They say "Royals are a 'Tangor' or sometimes referred to as a 'Temple' Orange."

        1. re: TopoTail
          Robert Lauriston Jan 26, 2012 08:32 AM

          I've seen a lot of different mandarins, satsumas, and crosses around here.

      2. escargot3 Jan 25, 2012 11:41 PM

        I came home from the BBowl last week with a bag of them.
        didn't ever have them before, so I have nothing to compare them with, but I found them delightful.

        1. Robert Lauriston Jan 28, 2012 02:11 PM

          Flying Disc Ranch.

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            Robert Lauriston Jan 28, 2012 07:19 PM


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