Why do my Valencia oranges turn brown? - Knowledgebase Question

San Diego, CA
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Question by jdhamm
April 20, 2007
I notice that my Valencia Oranges are all turning brown. They are not close to being ripe and are only about half of the normal size.


Answer from NGA
April 20, 2007
What you describe is a condition called russeting. Russeting is due to environmental stress, but it does not significantly affect taste or quality. Since you can't control the weather, you may see these patches from time to time in your crop.

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