The fruit is available through mid-April from Orange Cove, Calif.-based Cecelia Packing. The first seasonal heirloom navels are harvested at the higher elevations of its Sky Valley Ranch.
The oranges are picked and packed to order rather than inventoried, sales manager Randy Jacobson said in a news release.
“Day after day, week after week, the Sky Valley heirloom navel orange comes from a single ranch,” Jacobson said. The variety has a Facebook page.
Cecelia Packing’s product line includes navels, valencias, minneola tangelos, tangerines, and grapefruit.