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Pineapple Navel Orange Tree

Pineapple orange originated from seedlings planted about 1860 near Citra, FL. Its fruit are medium large, somewhat flattened on both ends, with a moderately thick, smooth peel that develops good orange color under cool night conditions. Juice color and quality are very good. It usually contains 15-25 seeds. ‘Pineapple’ matures about Thanksgiving in the Valley. Unfortunately, the name ‘Pineapple’ has been used in Texas to designate seedy oranges, which includes both ‘Parson Brown’ and true ‘Pineapple’ orange. Basically, if the orange in question matures well before Thanksgiving, it isn’t ‘Pineapple’.