What to Look For
Oranges should be uniform in size and shape. Choose oranges that are heavy for their size as they have a higher juice content. It is the juice that gives oranges their heft and flavour.
- 3° - 8°C
- 90 - 95% Relative Humidity
Stored at 3° to 8°C, oranges can keep for up to 3 months.
Response to Ethylene
Oranges are not very sensitive to ethylene. Because oranges do not ripen after harvest, ethylene does not hasten the ripening process. The only effect it has is accelerated decay and degreening of the skin.