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General Produce

Citrus, Oroblancos

Receiving Inspecting:

Select fruit heavy for size with smooth rinds. Avoid fruit with blemishes or soft spots, which may indicate bruised pulp.

Storage Handling:
 

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 41-42° F/5-6° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity

Maintain adequate air ventilation during storage. Keep cartons off the floor to help prevent dampening of boxes from condensation of moisture in the room. Store citrus away from foods with strong odors and ethylene-producing fruits.

Shelf-Life:
21 to 28 days.
Troubleshooting:

Pitted peel, discolored flesh, and mold are indications of improper storage temperature.

Usage Ideas:

  • Caramelize brown sugar sprinkled over oroblanco halves; serve on breakfast and brunch menus.
  • Toss together oroblanco sections, sliced bananas, mango chunks, and vanilla yogurt; top with crushed granola.
Seasonal Availability:

California is a major production area.