Famiglia: Aranci Amari – Citrus Aurantium
Nome botanico in latino: C. aurantium “Curacao”
Disponibile mezzo fusto o cespuglio
Vaso di diametro 20 o 22 cm
The Curaçao orange, or Laraha, comes from the Caribbean island of Curaçao.
In 1527 several Seville orange trees were transplanted on the island but did not thrive in the arid climate and were abandoned. The sweet, bright orange fruit became an inedible, green bitter orange.
Although the fruit is very bitter, the dried peels are pleasantly aromatic and fragrant. They are most commonly used to make Blue Curaçao liqueur, for which the peel is steeped in alcohol with various spices and is subsequently diluted with sugar syrup.
The fruit is also used in patisserie, from baked goods like plum cakes to hazelnut confections, pralines, and chocolate mousse. It is also used to flavour crème pâtissière.
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