Downtown Tree Walk

Sour Orange
Citrus aurantium

Native originally to Asia, Spaniards introduced the tree to St. Augustine, Florida. Sour orange trees can still be found in Everglades hammocks on the sites of former Indian dwellings. All parts of the sour orange are more aromatic than those of the sweet orange. Too sour to be enjoyed out-of-hand, they may be used for making orange marmalade, flavorings, and bitter orange oil (for candies, baked goods, and liqueurs).

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