Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Citrus Science

The University of Florida is home to a World Class citrus research and education center. Florida citrus growers grow, produce and market the largest quantity of citrus based products in the World. The center focus's research efforts on pests, disease and weather related issues citrus growers have to contend with.

The Center is of vital importance to Florida's citrus growers. Central and Southern Florida's citrus region has been a major source of income for the last 100 years. The Citrus center was founded in 1917 right around the same time that citrus groves were being planted. It holds the Worlds largest citrus library, it has a pilot processing plant and a grove.

The researchers at the center famously developed the technique for making frozen orange juice to allow it to be shipped around the globe. The latest development is the flash pasteurized fruit juice allowing people to enjoy the taste of freshly squeezed juice.

Florida remains at the cutting edge of citrus growing and processing methods to deliver first class fruit to you.

  1. http://www.newschief.com/article/20100509/NEWS/5095077/-1/news02?Title=Science-of-citrus-Lake-Alfred-center-stays-at-the-forefront-of-international-citrus-research

Friday, May 7, 2010

Chocolate Orange Cake

The following Recipe comes from Chow and Chatter its a wonderful citrus infused chocolate cake and fun to garnish with our fresh oranges. It will be a hit with your loved ones when they come over for tea and cake!


4 oz of self raising flour
4 oz of butter
2 small eggs
4 oz of sugar
2 tablespoon of cocoa
a little powdered sugar
1/2 cup of fresh orange juice


1. cream the butter and sugar add the eggs
2. then mix in the flour, cocoa and orange juice little by little
3. bake in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes
4. dust with the powdered sugar and garnish with fresh orange slices