A leading honey plant in southern Florida, Texas, Arizona and California,Theorange blossomis the fragrant flower of theCitrus sinensis(orange tree). Orange trees bloom in the spring, their blossoms open up with five waxy pedals - perfect for pollination. Technically these blooms are self-fertile and can be pollinated without honeybees; however, studies show that orange trees secluded from honeybees only produce 35% of the fruit of those trees which are pollinated by honeybees. Orange flower anthers don't produce a lot of pollen, so honeybees visit the flowers mostly for the nectar, from which they produce a distinctly flavored honey. Because the pollen is scarce,honeybees need to visit each orange flower 10 to 15 timesbefore enough pollen is transferred to have an effect.
Orange blossom honey is highly prized and tastes much like the fruit.
Orange Blossom honey is typically a white to extra-light amber honey. It is floral, fruity, and incredibly aromatic.