Citrus season: calendar

When consuming citrus fruits, it is best to do so according to the citrus season calendar. Citrus fruits can be prepared in different ways, as their exquisite flavours make them ideal for a variety of recipes.

In this way, as long as citrus fruits are consumed in the most favourable months for harvesting, all their nutrients can be better utilised.

What are the best months to consume citrus fruits?

Although these fruits can be found on the market all year round, at particular times of the year they are in more favourable conditions.

Therefore, there is no precise season for the harvesting of all types of citrus fruits, as each fruit has its specific harvesting months.


These fruits are usually consumed especially between November and May, according to the citrus season calendar.

As to when it is ORANGE SEASONthese fruits differ according to the type of fruit. In this sense, if it is a Navel orange, it can be consumed until May.

On the other hand, the Navelina, the earliest of the oranges, can arrive until the month of January; the Lane Late from mid-January to May and the Cara has a period from the end of November to the beginning of January.

Among the most outstanding properties of oranges, we can distinguish the following:

  • They increase defences and improve the immune system.
  • They protect bones, help to strengthen joints and reduce arthritis and osteoarthritis.  
  • They can help to counteract constipation, because they act as a laxative.
  • They reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the body.
  • They help to prevent cardiovascular problems, as well as varicose veins.

Sanguine Orange

In the citrus season calendar, the optimal consumption of blood oranges is usually from February to May, as this is a period characterised by warm days and much cooler nights.

However, although in general the best month for harvesting and consumption of these fruits is usually between these dates, this is not the same in all areas where this type of orange is cultivated, as this may depend to a large extent on the climatic conditions or the area where they are grown.

Some of the main properties of blood oranges are the following:

  • They protect against cardiovascular diseases.
  • They increase the elasticity of blood vessels.
  • They contribute to collagen production.
  • They promote the development of bones and teeth.
  • They are a very efficient antioxidant that fights skin ageing.
  • They promote the proper functioning of the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands.


It is an excellent sports tonic and helps detoxify the body by eliminating harmful substances.

This fruit provides nutrients and the best thing is that it does not have a great negative impact on blood sugar levels. Its consumption is in the citrus season calendar between December and April.

Some of the properties of grapefruit are the following:

  • They improve intestinal transit.
  • They contribute to the formation of red blood cells, collagen, teeth and bones, as well as improving gum health.
  • They are used to combat anaemia.
  • They allow antibodies to form in the immune system and cells to regenerate.
  • They improve the condition of the skin and protect it from the sun's rays.
  • They serve to lower cholesterol.
  • They prevent constipation because they provide fibre.
  • They help prevent vision loss and cataracts.


The mandarin season is usually between October and April. However, this can change according to the type of mandarin.

The Clemenvilla mandarin is ideal for consumption in December and January; the Octubrina is recommended in October and November; the Orry from February to April and the Tango is perfect in January and February.

Among the main properties of mandarins, which are more noticeable in the citrus season corresponding to these fruits, the following can be highlighted:

  • They contribute to the formation of antibodies.
  • They help with the prevention of flus, infections and colds.
  • They are used to make up for the lack of vitamin C in the plasma caused by certain diseases such as cancer or rheumatism.
  • They contribute to the recovery of minerals and fluids lost during physical exertion.
  • They help to reduce diuretic acid in the body.

They help to keep the urinary tract in good condition by allowing the urine to alkalinise.



Lemons are fruits that can be found all year round, but in the citrus season calendar, they are best harvested between November and May.

Among the most notable properties of this fruit are the following:

  • They have a high bactericidal efficacy.
  • They help to prevent respiratory tract diseases.
  • They strengthen the immune system and increase the body's defences.
  • Being rich in citric acid, they help to alkalinise the body and maintain the body's pH.
  • They stimulate the liver and help to eliminate toxins.
  • They help with the discomfort of heavy digestions.
  • They help prevent and dissolve gallstones and calcium deposits that can build up in the kidneys.
  • They are very useful for both the brain and the nervous system.

We hope that with this article you have learned more about the citrus season in terms of the ideal time to harvest and consume citrus fruits according to their type.

Also, if you want to buy different citrus fruits, in our online shop Citricos Siscaret we have an incredible variety of these products that will be picked and go straight from our trees to your table. Take a look at our stock of products.