Egypt is the sixth largest citrus producer and second largest exporter in the world. Of the citrus varieties, oranges are the largest species cultivated. Egyptian orange production is dependent on irrigation. The Nile River, along with fertile soil and yearround sunshine permit high yields and good quality fruit Oranges are grown in almost all of Egypt’s governorates; however, the delta governorates of Qalyoubia, Beheira, Sharqiya, Ismailia and Menufia are the main producing areas (see the green area on both sides of the Nile Basin). The orange harvest usually lasts four to five months. Of all the varieties, navel oranges are the predominant variety, representing 60 percent of all orange production.
CALENDAR OF CITRUS HARVESTING IN EGYPT
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Navel OrangeThe Navel is the first orange on the market, ripening between December and February. With its characteristic round shape and deep orange hue, the easy-to-peel navel is one of the most popular varieties worldwide.
Variety: Navel; Egg Shape.
Navels Acid levels: 0.9
Navels Brix levels: between 12.5 & 14.5
Sizes: 36, 40, 42, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, 88, 100, 113
15 KG N.W.-16 KG G.W. Standard carton.
15 Kg Open Top Carton.
8 Kg Carton.
Availability: November until End of February
Shipping: Reefer Container
MandarinThe mandarin orange is also known as the Mandarin. Mandarins are smaller and less spherical than common oranges. Mandarins are generally peeled and eaten fresh. The oil of mandarin oranges also improves the circulation of blood and lymph, particularly below the skin, which keeps the skin rejuvenate and looking young and vibrant. This improved circulation also creates warmth and provides relief from rheumatism and arthritis. This also aids growth and boosts immunity.
Product: Egyptian Mandarins
Varieties: Mandarin, Clementine, Fremont, Murket
Sizes: 36, 42, 48, 54, 60
Package: 8 Kg Carton
Availability: from Dec. until April.
Shipping: Sea Shipment.
LemonThe adalia lemon variety has classic, bright yellow skin with yellow flesh, thick, white pith, and contains few seeds. The fruit has a medium-thick, firm rind and skin, with very tart juice and a fragrant, oily peel. The pronounced, blossom-end knob is characteristic.
Variety: Eureka, Adalia ,Verna.
Sizes: 80, 88, 100, 113, 125, 138.
Packaging: 15 KG N.W.-16 KG G.W. Standard carton.
Availability: November To March
Shipping: Reefer Container.
LimeLimes resemble common limes but are generally smaller and more rounded, roughly two inches in diameter. Their Kelly green skin is often blushed with yellow, a sign of ripeness. The thin peel is smooth, leathery and filled with sour aromatic oils. The segmented, seed-bearing flesh contains a sweet-tart juice.
Product: Egyptian Lime
Sizes: 125, 138, 165, 185, 200
Package: 5 Kg Carton
Availability: During the year
Shipping: Air Shipment