Citrus x sinensis
Donated by Denise Carver
from the collection of Mike Hartnett
Weight: 29 g
Diameter: 5.5 cm
This is the first orange to have been donated to the museum. The oil glands on its peel (exocarp) are very visible, and the specimen has remained uniformly round though it has shrunk through the drying process.
This orange came with its PLU (price look-up) sticker intact. It’s number 4013 identifies it as a small navel orange. Oranges are a cross between pomelos (Citrus maxima) and mandarins (Citrus reticulata). NEXT >