|Fresh Jaffa oranges from the Ha'Carmel market|
Jaffa oranges are renowned around the world.
Jaffa oranges, also known as shamouti, are practically seedless, with a flavour that has been described as "excellent" and "sweet and fine." The two other main orange varieties cultivated in the region are the navel orange and the bitter orange. The Jaffa orange is distinguished by its oval shape and thick peel, which is deep orange in color and normally very easy to remove from the fruit. Its tough skin makes it "especially suitable for export".
|This is a vintage postcard. All rights reserved to The Farkash Gallery, Old Jaffa, Israel|