- Eureka Lemons
Eureka lemons grow year-round and abundantly. It has a knobby rind and is thicker-skinned than a Lisbon with a short neck at the stem end.
Limoneira Eureka lemons are available year-round.
- Lisbon Lemons
The Lisbon lemon is smoother and has a thinner skin than the Eureka. The stem end of the Lisbon does not have a neck, but the opposite end—the blossom end—tapers to a slight point.
Limoneira Lisbon lemons are available year-round.
- Seedless Lemons
Seedless lemons are medium in size and elliptical to oblong in shape, with an inconspicuous neck and prominent nipple. The fruit color is yellow at maturity. The skin is medium in thickness and the flesh color is a pale yellow, with a high juice and acid levels. This variety contains far fewer seeds than typical Lisbons.
- Pink Lemons
Limoneira pink lemons feature a striped to rose blush exterior and a pink interior. They contain lycopene, a naturally occurring compound also found in other fruits and vegetables such as pink grapefruit. They add a special taste and visual appearance to any drink, cocktail or recipe.
Limoneira’s pink lemons are a special hybrid variety with interior flesh that is light to medium pink that becomes more intense as the fruit ripens. The lemons offer a tangy taste that adds just the right zip to great recipes and beverages. Green and cream stripes cover the exterior of younger pinks that fade to a rose blush as the fruit matures. Limoneira’s pink lemons are grown on the Company’s Orchards in Ventura County, California next to the Pacific Ocean.
- Meyer Lemons
Meyer lemons are a cross between Eureka or Lisbon varieties and a mandarin orange. They have a sweeter and more floral taste than other varieties and can even have a slightly orange tint. They also have very thin skins.
- Valencia Oranges
Valued for their high juice content, Valencias are usually thin-skinned and have a few seeds. They are considered one of the best oranges for juicing.
- Navel Oranges
The Navel orange is probably one of the most widely available. They are characterized by the growth of a second fruit at the apex, which protrudes slightly and resembles a human navel. Their thicker skin makes them easy to peel, they are less juicy and not as sweet as Valencias.
- Cara Cara Navel Oranges
Cara Cara oranges are a type of navel orange that are sweet and comparatively low in acid with a bright orange rind similar to that of other navels. Their flesh is distinctively pinkish red.
- Blood Oranges
Blood Oranges have a crimson, almost blood colored flesh. The blood orange is a hybrid between the pummelo and the tangerine; its distinctive dark flesh color is due to the presence of anthocyanins, a family of antioxidant pigments common to many flowers and fruit, but uncommon in citrus fruit. Blood oranges have a unique flavor profile compared to other oranges, being distinctly raspberry-like in addition to the usual citrus notes.
- Minneola Tangelos
Minneola tangelos are a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. Their large size and slightly elongated “neck” make them easy to recognize. They have a bright reddish-orange color and easy-to-peel skin. They are juicy and have relatively few seeds.
- Star Ruby Grapefruit
Compared to other grapefruit varieties, the Star Ruby variety takes more skill to grow. This varietal has an attractive red blush interior and a smooth yellow exterior.
Pummelos are the largest of the citrus fruits, ranging in size from a small cantaloupe to nearly the size of a basketball. They are slightly pear-shaped, greenish to yellow-pink and thick skin. The flesh may be white, pink or rose red and has a sweet and tart flavor without the bitterness of a grapefruit.
Limes have a thin green rind and pale, fragrant green pulp. Their high acid content and tartness make them a great cooking ingredient.