I’ve been eating one – or two – of these babies every day, ever since a box of them arrived on my doorstep. They are Page oranges, a recent discovery for me and an incredible addition to my citrus parade this winter. They are a cross between a clementine and a Honeybell that were developed in 1942. It is, I’m pretty sure, the most quintessential orange eating experience I have ever had.
Juicy and sweet with a deep, dark shade of orange, a Page orange tastes like what a cartoon orange would taste like. Perfect. The sad thing is that they are rare. They are not sold commercially because they are considered ‘unmarketable’ – too small and perhaps not beautiful enough. I beg to differ.