The Valencia Orange is a type of sweet orange named after València city in Spain. The skin of these fruits is slightly thinner, making it smoother and tougher to peel. The oranges are typically smaller in size than other orange species, and they have a distinct bright orange color.
Commonly known as Valencia Orange, Citrus sinensis 'Valencia' is a cultivar created in the mid-19th century by William Wolfskill, an American agronomist. The tree typically grows to a height of 20-30 feet (6-9 m) and sometimes can reach up to 50 feet (15 m). The bark is rough, with deep furrows and ridges. The leaves are glossy, dark green, and elliptical, with slightly serrated edges. Valencia Orange produces fragrant flowers that are white in color and grow in clusters. The blooms are often used in perfumes and as a flavoring in cooking. The fruits of the Valencia orange tree are round or slightly oval. They are bright orange when ripe and have slightly thinner skin than other orange varieties. The flesh is juicy and seed-filled. The fruit contains 10-30 small oval seeds surrounded by a juicy flesh.