Document 15435352

College of Agriculture
Department 3354
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
(307-766-5124  fax (307) 766-3998 
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
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.