Valencia is well known in the whole world as the Land of the Oranges and it’s competing globally with Brazil, China and the U.S. In VIVAVIDA we take care of our land because our land and the Mediterranean sun are the authentic essence of our oranges and tangerines.
We mainly apply manual techniques, with the minimum possible machinery as we have been doing for generations.
Our oranges and tangerines are gathered of the tree in the just moment of maturation (when the degrees of acidity and sweetness are in his ideal point).
There are companies (normally they are intermediary speculators) that gather the fruit when still it is green and store it in cold-storage rooms until the market demands it; it is at the time when by means of treatments based on ethylene and other preserving products, they give color to the fruit and do that it lasts more time in the shops and supermarkets.
For us the chambers are our trees and the Mediterranean climate; for it when you consume one of our oranges and / or tangerines enjoy the real flavor of the fruit, because they support all his qualities organoleptics intact.
This is our calendar of Oranges and Tangerines
Varieties of Oranges
This is the variety that is harvested early. We can find it from October to mid-winter. The “belly Button” can not be distinguished and it is more oval than the rest oranges in the navel group. Their skin is very thin. It has no seeds and it is the more demanded Navel orange because it is easy to peel, because the consistency of the pulp that allows to eat the orange without spilling their juice as well as because its special and exquisite flavour.
This orange variety is becoming more important. Its maturation occurs from the end of the year to mid-spring. It’s a flattened orange, very sweet, with a nice colour and has lots of juice, with few seeds. It’s produced mainly in Spain.
It is the sweetest one. The tree is large and lush, rounded and concave large leaves, dark green, and has fewer thorns than other trees of other late varieties such as the Navelate.
It is shaped like going from flat to ovoid. It has the “belly button” or “navel” and thin skin. It has low acidity and high sugar level. Since it has no limonene, the orange juice does not acquire the bitter taste like other varieties of the same group.
Varieties of Tangerines
The Clemenules is the Queen of the tangerines. This variety has its origin in the exact zone where we have our orchards. It shows a very regular shape and it’s medium-big sized. It has a very intense orange colour and is very easy to peel. Its pulp is of a very high quality and it is very juicy. It does not have seeds and the levels and ratio of sugar and acidity are really good and balanced.
Safor (no seeds)
The Safor is a seedless late mandarin, of good caliber, which matures by February and maintains a good quality during a month and a half after. It is an attractive fruit of intense colour, easy to peel and with a very acceptable pulp texture.