Fruit are medium sized with good rind colour at maturity although the Cambria tends to set fruit of slightly different maturity causing overall fruit colour to be variable which can necessitate selective picking. The
fruit has small to closed navel ends and rinds are smooth. Fruit is firm and tends to be slightly elongated, which appears to be more prominent in young trees. Fruit size ranges from 80 to 70 mm (count 64 to 88) with normal crops.


This navel selection was most probably a branch mutation of Bahia (Washington) navel discovered in Brazil circa 1907. This navels' light orange rind is slightly dimpled and easy to peel. The fruit shape is round to slightly oval.The flavour is very good with high sugars. Sugar to acid ratios of 10:1 in mid to late May. The crisp, deep orange pulp, sweet in flavour and easy segmenting make it a popular hand fruit. It is usually seedless.

Cara Cara

The origin of this pink orange dates back to the late 1980's, from the farm bearing it's name in the Valencia region of Venezuela. Resembling a common navel orange, the pulp of the Cara Cara orange is a rich deep salmon colour. Its flesh offers a sweet taste that blends the flavours of a tangerine with a subtle hint of a grapefruit.


The original Palmer seedling tree was discovered in the Bathurst area near Grahamstown in 1950. Deep orange in colour, it has a firm flesh, is juicy and rich in flavour. The fruit has high sugars.

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