Types of citrus fruits in season
Known for its red interior, the juice of the ruby grapefruit is mostly sweet, with just a hint of tartness. Grapefruit is in season through winter and spring. Choose a fruit that feels heavy for its size; it may have red blush markings on its skin.
More commonly available in early spring, valencias have a smooth, thin skin, pale flesh and a sharp flavour. Perfect for juicing.
These oranges are available in winter and spring. They are juicy and sweet, usually seedless and easy to peel.
The first mandarins to be harvested each year, imperials contain very few seeds. Other varieties include the nova with its ‘pebbly’ appearance and dark orange skin or the sumo with its characteristic top-knot, usually available from mid-July.
In season during: Summer, autumn, winter and spring.