Why is Florida at the pinnacle of orange production?

by Davidson Brothers Premium Indian River Citrus

Florida domestically supplies about 90% of all the oranges in the United States. If the number sounds big, that’s because it is. Florida fruits are widely recognized as one of the best in the entire world, and the oranges grown in Florida are no exemption to this rule of thumb. Florida oranges arguably have the most savory flavor among all varieties of oranges.

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Florida Fruits

But, why is that? Why are oranges grown in Florida so beloved and well-recognized for their exquisite taste throughout the world?

Here are 3 reasons why Florida has one of the best orange productions in the world.

Suitable climate

The climate of Florida is partly to be credited for the quality of their orange cultivation. Florida has a warm climate which makes it a hotspot for the productivity of orange trees. Orange trees cannot resist cold climate and temperatures below 30° F can impair them and render the fruit unripe.

Good soil

Florida has a sandy soil with ample drainage that doesn’t store water, which is ideal for orange production.

Ample sunlight

Orange trees produce the most fruits when they’re under the sun. That’s not to say that they can’t thrive in partial shade, but the production is much more efficient and effective in full sun, and when is Florida not sunny? The state enjoys its high share of sun every year and that’s one of the key reasons behind the tremendous growth-rate and high-quality of Florida oranges.

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