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Valencia orange

Pronunciation: [vuh-LEHN-she-uh; vuh-LEHN-shuh; vuh-LEHN-see-uh]

Grown in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, the Valencia orange has a thin, deep golden skin that's difficult to peel. Its flesh is sweet, juicy and contains few seeds. The Valencia is good both as a juice fruit and for eating out of hand. See also orange.