Marian Farms grows our organic oranges using stringent certified Biodynamic® agricultural practices. Our oranges have been grown for over half a century on heritage heirloom rootstock. The oranges are hand-picked at perfect ripeness, when they are at their sweetest, ensuring that the customer receives a superior tasting orange. Our organic oranges are also unique in that they are never treated with gibberellic acid, commonly used on both organic and conventional oranges. Gibberellic acid is a plant growth hormone which is sprayed on oranges to stimulate growth and uniformity, but often at the expense of flavor. Marian Farms grows the Washington navel – the classic navel orange. It is the gold standard when it comes to California citrus. It peels easily when fully mature, is bright orange, and has richly-flavored and sweet flesh with balanced sugar and acidity. It is seedless and separates into easy-to-eat segments. The Washington navel is a wonderful dessert orange and excellent as a snack.
Our biodynamic® organic oranges are available from January through April.