College of Agriculture Department 3354 1000 E. University Avenue Laramie, WY 82071 (307-766-5124 fax (307) 766-3998 ces.uwyo.edu June, 2008 30-second Radio PSA: 77 words Oranges-Pick of the Crop (2) Regreening of Oranges Summer Valencia oranges sometimes look green and unripe, but don’t be fooled. They experience a phenomenon called “regreening”. The oranges turn golden before fully ripened. As weather gets warmer and oranges ripen, they green again starting at the stem end. Warm ground temperatures cause the greening substance in plants to return to the peel. Regreened oranges are delicious. Contact your University of Wyoming Extension Nutrition and Food Safety Educator for more ideas on “Living Well in Wyoming”. ### Source: Denise E. Smith, University Extension Educator, Nutrition and Food Safety, 4-H/Youth. The University of Wyoming and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperate. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.