You used to be able to get the most wonderful oranges here in Florida. Of course you could, this is where they grow them! Now you go to the farmer's market and the only thing they have for sale is garbage. The best oranges are trucked or flown far away, the transportation costs of this are high and it makes no sense to do it with anything but the best produce. You go to the grocery store and they have beautiful oranges, from California or Mexico, expensive (transportation costs again) but beautiful. Take 'em home and peel them, first thing you notice is the peel is 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick. The orange is 35% peel. This thick peel is desirable to make them more rugged and resistant to rough handling. And they are bland. Beautiful but bland. Gee thanks. I guess this is progress.