The letter is V
In this little run through the alphabet where my theme has been fruit and vegetables we have talked about the Clementine, and the Mandarin, and now we talk about the sweetest orange of all - the Valencia.
It is the 'summer' orange, - the only orange that bears new fruit and mature fruit at the same time. Thus we find it in the marketplace from March until the end of summer.
The orange bears seeds - six or seven - in contrast to the Navel and other seedless oranges, and it has the brightest of juices, The deep orange and the sweetness makes it most attractive on the breakfast table, - or whenever you drink your orange juice - and you will find that most juices are made from Valencia oranges.
Wikipedia tells me that William Wolfskill, an American who became a Mexican citizen, hybridized the Valencia orange and named it after the Spanish city known for the sweetness of its fruit.
For more interesting facts about the letter V visit here at ABC Wednesday, with thanks to the Veritable Roger and the Vivid Denise and all their Vivacious helpers....