Moro oranges have a thick, soft peel that comes away easily. They have dark, almost purple flesh, with a juicy sweetness and softness that carries less acid than conventional oranges.
They're in season in Florida and California from January through July, but they start to taper off in the markets around the end of March, we've found.
These are a highlight for our fruit bowl, even over those clementines we had last week...
We adore blood oranges in salads. See some recipes below - but especially this recipe for blood orange jelly smiles...• Blood Orange Jelly Smiles Blood Oranges and More • Recipe: Fennel, Orange, and Shallot Salad • Virtual CSA Box: Fennel • Recipe: Luigi's Grandmother's Blood Orange Salad