An Orange Worth Savoring

Andre Baranowski

Although the temple orange is not, as one story has it, named after an obscure Buddhist sect, it is pretty righteous. A cross between mandarin and sweet oranges, the super juicy temple is more complex than your standard navel orange, clipping to the tarter side. It arrived in Florida in the early 1900s and took its name from former Florida Citrus Exchange executive William Chase Temple. The season for the temple is unusually short, running from about late January through February, so if you see them, praise the gods and grab a bunch. They're particularly lovely in a tart.