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“JAFFA’S Rare Vintage Israeli Wood Sign of “Selected Seedless Grapefruit” Israel 1950’s King Sol Produce of Israel
The Jaffa orange (Arabic: برتقال يافا), also known by their Arabic name, Shamouti orange, is an orange variety with few seeds and a tough skin that makes it particularly suitable for export.
Developed by Arab farmers in the mid-19th century, the variety takes its name from the city of Jaffa where it was first produced for export.   The orange was the primary citrus export for the city. It is, along with the navel and bitter orange, one of three main varieties of the fruit grown in the Mediterranean, Southern Europe, and the Middle East. The Jaffa is also cultivated in Cyprus, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.