Jaffa Oranges, the 'Surprise of Nature'

It’s orange season in Israel, and the Jaffa/Shamouti variety is still king; even though the groves in Jaffa itself are long gone.

Once upon a time, late autumn meant an overwhelming scent of orange blossom pervading the coastal corridor from Rishon Letzion through the port of Jaffa and up to Netanya, broadening out to Ramat Hasharon and Kfar Sava.