Oranges (Citrus aurantium dulcis)

Oranges and orange blossoms are highly symbolic in many cultures. Brides have traditionally worn orange blossom to symbolize fertility. Chinese New year celebrations feature oranges for good luck and prosperity.

Arab traders brought bitter oranges to Europe, but in the 15th century, the Portuguese introduced the sweet orange and it quickly became very popular due to its more palatable taste. Columbus introduced the orange into the Western Hemisphere along with othe