Looking at it on the produce stand you would never know what the interior has to offer. The Cara Cara Red Navel from California is the most popular of the red navel varieties. It originated in the early 1970’s in Hacienda Cara Cara in Venezuela. .This orange is deep red inside and is loaded with beta-carotene as well as vitamin C The Scarlet Navel from Florida is another popular variety. A little lighter in red than the Cara Cara it is packed with juice & distinctive flavor.
Red Navels are available December through March.