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Tarot, typical Sicilian fruit, is of a protruding shape, usually of large caliber. It has a maturation period and its harvest that begins in December to arrive until May. There are various types of Tarot: "Tarocco Gallo", "Tarocco Nocillaro Scirè", "Tarocco Novi" "Tarocco dal Muso".
The typical Tarot is the c.d. "GALLO" and "MUSO": the story is characterized by collar or muzzle. Oranges come with orange-colored peel with varying red tones, depending on variety and harvest time. The flesh, without seed, is yellow - orange - dark orange with reddish pigmentation.
Obsolete or Globe, with a more or less prominent base (long or short muzzle) Peel color: orange with colored parts in red garnet more or less intense; Flesh color: orange with reddish more or less intense in relation to harvest time; Caliber: minimum 10 (diameter 60/68 mm); Yield in juice: minimum 40%, determined by grape juicer; Content of total soluble solids in the juice: minimum 10,0 expressed in Brix grades; Maturation ratio: minimum 7,0, determined as Brix / acid ratio, expressing the acids (such as anhydrous citric acid). The protected geographical indication "Red Orange of Sicily" is reserved for pigmented fruits. The production area of Red Orange of Sicily includes the territory of East Sicily suitable for the cultivation of the Orange.