The Navel Orange originated from a single tree that was planted in Brazil in 1820. This tree had a mutation, causing two oranges to be produced within one single piece of fruit. The second orange, developing at the bottom of the fruit, opposite the stem, is where the Navel Orange gets its name, as that second orange vaguely resembles a human navel. The secondary orange is of vast importance, because it causes the orange to be seedless.
Ways to eat
The Navel Orange stands alone as the ultimate orange for eating out of hand. Neither overly tart, nor sweet, the Navel Orange produces outstanding orange juice, and can be easily segmented and shared with friends.