It is rustic and pockmarked exterior which is sweet and has juicy pulp. It gives the city of Nagpur its pseudonym Orange City. The Geographical Indication was applied for Nagpur Orange with the registrar of GIs in India, and is effective as of April 2014.
The Nagpur oranges blossom during the Monsoon season and are ready to be harvested from the month of December.
The orange crop here grows twice a year. The fruit available from September to December is Ambiya which has a slightly sour taste. It is followed by the sweeter Mrig crop in January. Normally, farmers go for either of the two varieties.
- The Hindu : Open Page : From California orange to Nagpur orange
- The Hindu : Karnataka / Madikeri News : Exercise caution over cultivating Nagpur orange in Kodagu : IIHR
- Subramani, A (26 April 2014). "Geographical Indications tag for Nagpur orange, Kannauj perfume". Times of India. Retrieved 18 June 2014.