Navelate is a late-season Navel orange of medium to large size. The Navelate has a relatively small, concealed navel and thin, fairly leathery skin. The eating quality is good, being sweet and fine.
Growers have found Navelate to give a mixed performance, sometimes producing light crops, sometimes low in juice.
Good Fruit Guide Rating: ***
Navelate is a good eating variety of Navel which should satisfy consumers in the late season.
Sweet, fine, tasty
Origin: The Navelate is a natural limb mutation of Washington Navel, discovered in 1948 in Vinaroz, Castellón, Spain by D.A. Gil. It was released for commercial production in 1957.
Grown in: Spain, Israel, South Africa
Harvest & Availability: In Spain, Navelate is harvested from early January to mid-April
- January: Spain
- February: Spain
- March: Spain
- April: Spain, Israel
- September: South Africa
UC Riverside – Navelate