Barnfield is an ultra late season navel orange. It is a good size fruit with a deep orange peel and delicious, intense late-season flavour; sweet and satisfying.
Barnfield is usually seedless, though occasional seeds can be found.
Barnfield is one of a series of very late-season navel oranges from Australia, others being Summer Gold, Autumn Gold, Powell, Edwards, Chislett and Toomey. They are often measured against Lane Late, a popular variety with growers: Barnfield can successfully hang on the tree for 150 days longer than Lane Late.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: *****
Barnfield summer navel is a wonderful orange with exceptional eating quality.
Sweet, juicy, fine flavour
Names: Barnfield; Barnfield Summer navel; USPP7342
Origin: Barnfield was first selected by Wayne Barnfield of Wentworth, NSW, Australia, circa 1985. It resulted from a natural sport of Washington Navel. The US plant patent was granted in October 1990.
Grown in: Australia, Spain, USA, South Africa
Harvest & Availability: In California and Spain, Barnfield will carry well on-tree until May or even June, so is a great variety for extending the navel season. Barnfield is available in the UK as follows:
- April: Spain
- May: Spain
- June: Spain