3moretti is a quality producer that grows and distributes the best of Sicilian blood oranges, a highly-prized example of our local abundance, grown with gratitude and cared for with dedication by 3moretti
The blood orange is the literal fruit of Sicily’s sun and volcanic soil.
Not everyone knows that its bright, unmistakable color is the direct result of the place where it grows. Blood oranges owe their coloration not solely to genetics, but to Mt. Etna’s characteristic microclimate.
The wide range of temperatures on the volcano give blood oranges a coloring found nowhere else in the world.
This deep and indivisible relationship with the land binds this fruit, a symbol of Sicily, to the unique climate of the area around Mt. Etna in eastern Sicily—indeed, the incomparable blood orange grows nowhere else.
Tarocco, Sanguinello, and Moro: 3 Ways to Say Healthy
The Tarocco blood orange is the most common varietal and is the name given to a wide range of oranges with tender, reddish, marbled flesh. Prized for their juiciness, Tarocco oranges are the glory of 3moretti’s production.
Sanguinello blood oranges are less common but are appreciated both for their taste and for the compact peel that protects and preserves the flesh inside.
The deepest red of Sicily’s oranges is found in the Moro variety. Its flesh tends to be nearly purple because of a high concentration of blue pigments called anthocyanins, and its aroma is intense and unforgettable.
All blood oranges share high levels of Vitamin C and anthocyanins, elements with antioxidant properties that may also reduce the risk of cancer, as well as such beneficial substances as coumaric acid and hydroxycinnamic acids.
3moretti ... So Much More Than Oranges
3moretti’s production of citrus and other fruit also includes a varied selection of the highest-quality summer fruit: delicious prickly pears, “Coscia” pears, “Tabacchiera” peaches, and Nectarines, all of them grown locally on the slopes of Mt. Etna—and always with 3moretti’s utmost guarantee.
At 3moretti, we’ve always “cultivated” something else, too: a philosophy of harmony and respect for the environment that is guided by our desire to maintain a fundamental balance with the ecosystem where our products are born.
In our experience as growers, we’ve learned that deferring to nature’s rhythms allows her to yield her best.
Only through a production process that is attentive and, above all else, sustainable can exquisite, healthful fruit like 3moretti’s Sicilian blood oranges be grown. In their deeply aromatic flesh lie the qualities that have made them both highly prized and world-famous, and there, too, lies all the skill and dedication that 3moretti has to offer.
3moretti grows with love, and the land responds with gratitude.