Valencias are the quintessential “Orange”. They are grown in every country where citrus is produced, and are the most widely planted variety in the world! Why? Because they require over a year to ripen – there are flowers and maturing frit on the tree at the same time every year. Because they ripen slowly, they also accumulate more sugar than other varieties, which is the foundation for their deep, rich flavor. You can peel and section them (they’re seedless), slice them up, or squeeze THE best OJ you’ve ever tasted.