Tarocco is a mid to late-season, lightly pigmented blood orange with delicious, melting, sweet segments. Italy’s finest! Flavour is outstanding, being rich and fragrant. The deep orange-coloured, finely pebbled skin is of medium thickness and is easy to peel.
Tarocco oranges are reported to have the highest vitamin C level of all orange varieties.
The Ippolito, grown in Sicily, has the deepest pigmentation of all Tarocco clones, with exceptional levels of the flavanoid, anthocyanin.
Origin: The Tarocco is thought to derive from the Sanguigno, Sicily’s oldest blood orange.
Grown in: Sicily, Italy, South Africa
Harvest & Availability:
February to April: from Sicily
Late August to early October: from South Africa