Oranges are the April Plant of the Month

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce that the April “Plant of the Month” are oranges.

Oranges are a good source of Vitamin C, but they are also excellent sources of fiber, thiamin, folate, potassium, and antioxidants. One medium orange contains 6% of your daily recommended amount of calcium.

"To me, Florida oranges are sunshine transformed into sweetness,” said County Commission Chair Mary Alford. "Their abundance of vitamins and antioxidants underscores their role in promoting wellness and vitality."

April is a good time to grow oranges in North Central Florida. Check the Plant of the Month website for information on planting, harvesting, recipes, and more. Listen to the Extension Cord Podcast to get further insights on the Plant of the Month.

The Plant of the Month program is a collaborative effort between Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers, Alachua County Public Library, and Working Food. 

For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

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