Skip to main content


December 6, 2023

Cara Cara orange season has begun in a limited manner; supplies will ship through late April. The Cara Cara variety is a cousin to the Moro, a.k.a. blood orange, and was created by cross-pollinating Washington Navels and Brazilian Bahia Navels.

  • External color is comparable to that of Navel oranges, in fact it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference until they are cut open
  • Their pink flesh is juicy and looks similar to a grapefruit, without the bitter flavor
  • Cara Caras have a high sugar content, low acid, and sweet, berry-like notes
  • Pricing is a bit higher than the Navel market due to their premium taste and sweetness
  • Early season quality is excellent; supplies are ample

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

©2023 Markon Cooperative, Inc. All rights reserved.