Valencia is the world's most important orange variety. It originated in either Spain or Portugal and was introduced to Florida in 1870. A major variety in Florida, California, South Africa and Australia, Valencia grows well, is easy to cultivate and very productive. Importantly, it is a late variety and keeps well on the tree, which enables picking until late spring, or even early summer. This prolongs the season and increases productivity.
Category Essential Oils and Extracts
Regional Availability Worldwide
Harvest Period March - June; Oct - Dec
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 +94.0 to +99.0
Refractive Index @20℃ 1.4720 - 1.4770
Specific Gravity @20℃ 0.845 - 0.849
Flash Point ℃ 46°C
Shelf Life (months) 12
Storage Recommendations Sealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.