The favourite mid-season orange in Florida, 'Pineapple' orange originated from seedlings planted c. 1860 near Citra, FL. The fruit are medium large, somewhat flattened on both ends, with a moderately thick, smooth peel that develops a good orange color under cool night conditions. Valencene and aldehyde levels in mid-season oil are typically lower than in the later 'Valencia'. Juice colour and quality are very good.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period Jan - Feb
Natural Status EU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptors sweet, fresh, juicy, orange
Common Applications passion fruit, citrus, lemon, lime, peach, orange, apricot, mandarin
Appearance Yellow to orange liquid
Optical Rotation +93.0 to +100.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4720 - 1.4760
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.840 - 0.853
Flash Point ℃ 45°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.