Best season to travel to Portugal

Orange Harvest

Oranges are an inherent part of Portugal

Orange Harvest in Portugal 2020 - Best Time
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What can taste better than fresh ripe orange torn from the tree? The main orange production province is Algarve. It produces up to 70% of all citrus harvest in Portugal. It is about 300,000 and 400,000 tonnes of the fruit each year.

Orange Harvest in Portugal - Best Season 2020

The harvesting starts in November and can last until March. By the way, the word "porteghal" in Persian means orange (fruit). Portuguese were first who brought this juicy fruit from​ China to Iran.

Best time for Orange Harvest in Portugal 2020