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Sweet! It's citrus season

January 14, 2011 |  8:02 am

January is absolutely peak season for oranges from the San Joaquin Valley, the state's leading growing area. Citrus from this district, where each variety has a relatively defined season, takes a little more care to obtain at best, compared to fruit from Southern California, where citrus can hang on the tree much longer in good condition. Some of the best choices at this time are Page oranges, Washington navel oranges and Moro blood oranges.

Read more in this week's Market Watch report by David Karp. Plus, check out his photo gallery capturing the fruits and veggies making their way to your local farmers market.

Photo: Page oranges / David Karp