We are not fruit experts, nor do we play one on TV, so we have no idea why these oranges look like they do or if they happen to be a Jiangxi specialty. We do know we have not seen oranges like this before. And we also know that simple Google search tells us that oranges are an “economic staple” of Jiangxi’s capital, Guangzhou loves oranges from Jiangxi, and allegedly so did Stalin, calling them the “King of Orange”.
So, what did we think? Well, we are saving the big one to show our Chinese instructor, but the small one had very thick skin and was only kind of sweet, not exactly bursting with flavor. Maybe they are better suited for playing catch.
Photo from danwashburn.com.