Talk:Orange (fruit)

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No mention of chinese origin[edit]

The article goes on to explain that In Europe, the Moors introduced the orange to Spain (but, from where?) It fails to mention where the oranges came from when they were introduced to Spain.

    • but the sweet orange was unknown until the late 15th century or the beginnings of the 16th century, when Italian and Portuguese merchants brought orange trees into the Mediterranean area.**

Again, where from? --159.100.84.247 (talk) 13:03, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Navel orange picture possibly wrong[edit]

The photograph "Navel_orange_sectioned.jpg", supposedly depicting a navel orange cut in half, looks very much like a mandarin orange, not a navel orange. Google-image both terms and compare. Seems to me like the original uploader was mistaken. Image link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(fruit)#/media/File:Navel_orange_sectioned.jpg . Ericobnn (talk) 17:15, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Ericobnn, do mandarin oranges have a navel like that, as shown in the picture? Softlavender (talk) 05:02, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
Softlavender the protuberance on the "orange" on the right is just a malformation that can happen with tangerines. The sections of oranges (and navel oranges, judging from the google images) are not segmented in slices like those in the picture. You cannot easily tear individual sections of oranges with your hand like you can tangerines. Ericobnn (talk) 22:58, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
OK, I've removed both images as I tend to agree with you. Softlavender (talk) 23:05, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 October 2018: Mosaic from Pompeii in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.[edit]

  1. The article states that oranges were introduced to Europe by moors yet this mosaic is a thousand years earlier. Please add:

Note the orange in the bottom left of this remarkable mosaic said to be from ancient Capua but currently in the Pompeii area of the Neapolitan archaeological museum:

https://i1.wp.com/thegreatcat.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/1st-3rdCAD-Birds-drinking-from-a-bird-bath.-Mosaic-1st-CE-from-Pompeii-ItalyMuseoArcheologicoNazionaleNaples..jpg?ssl=1 Mozdougren (talk) 09:15, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Mozdougren. To change or add information to the article, you need to provide a link to a reliable source of textual information. Softlavender (talk)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 February 2019[edit]

In chapter "Etymology", please change "...(apelsin) and Norwegian appelsin.[33] A similar case is..." to "...(apelsin), Norwegian appelsin and Finnish (although not an Indo-European language) appelsiini.[33] A similar case is...". 91.155.113.58 (talk) 17:06, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:02, 2 February 2019 (UTC)