The ‘Queen of Oranges’ from Tunisia is one of the best quality oranges available. It is rarely seen in the UK as export volumes tend to go to France, where it is greatly appreciated. The Maltaise Sanguine is a slightly pigmented orange with a sublime flavour, soft juicy, melting segments and a wonderful blend of sweetness with just the right tangy acidity. The skin is relatively thick, but easy to peel, being slightly pebbled and a deep orange colour with a hint of pigmentation. The fruit is relatively small for an orange.
Grown in: Primarily grown in Tunisia
Harvest & Availability: Maltaise Sanguine is a late season orange, usually available in March & April.
The only retailer to sell Maltaise Sanguine in UK is Waitrose.