Robbie Sigona’s Produce Tips: Navel Oranges
- Choose oranges that are smooth skinned, deep orange in color, heavy for their weight and free of blemishes.
- Russeting, a rough brown spot on the skin, does not affect the flavor.
- Although oranges will store at room temperature, they will hold up longer (7-10 days) in the fridge.
- Select Navel oranges that have relatively small navels (the end of the fruit). Larger navels can indicate the orange was overripe when picked.
Robbie Sigona is our produce buyer. He works with local farmers and scours the market for the very best in fresh fruits and vegetables – some of you won’t find anywhere else.