Locally grown navel oranges are now in season, and are on special this week. They are a winter variety, easy to segment, and better eating than the Valencia variety. Valencia oranges are the summer variety, harder to peel, and more suitable to juice. Valencia oranges quite often have a green tinge to them, which is often mistaken for un-ripeness. In fact, the greener the skin, the sweeter and juicier the Australian Valencia orange is on the inside. It’s an indication that is has been left on the tree to absorb the energy of the sun and ripen naturally to its full potential.