Botanical name: Citrus sinensis
Common name: Tarocco orange
General features: The tarocco orange plants have a robust root system, the foliage has an expanded shape, similar to a large umbrella. The elliptical and lanceolate leaves have a smooth margin and slightly pointed apex. The orange blossoms are star-shaped with a corolla consisting of five white, highly scented petals. The fruit of this variety may have a prominent collar or 'snout'. The colour of the skin is yellow-orange and may be reddened on half the surface. The seedless pulp is yellow-orange in colour, with more or less intense reddish pigmentation, depending on the time of harvest.
Curiosity: The tarocco orange is one of the citrus fruits richest in vitamin C: up to 90 mg per fruit.
Ornamental virtues: The tarocco orange is particularly appreciated in the ornamental sector, not only for its excellent productivity, but also for the colouring of the skin of its fruit, which is typically yellow-orange, with red hues occupying more than half the surface.