Flying Dragon Bitter Orange, Poncirus trifoliata, is a hardy orange originally from Japan and was brought to the US by Europe settlers. It is used in landscaping as a barrier because of its thorns or as a root stock for cultivated oranges.
This fruit is quite sour! It is not your typical orange that you eat simply as a snack. The flesh can be used for for making marmalade. The rind can be candied or used to in your favorite cocktails for a bright bitter citrus flavor!
Oranges will come in 1/2 lb units, about 7-8 oranges, in a brown paper bag.
Tom of Villa Fungi has been foraging for decades in the DC-area. He has often foraged for top chefs in the DC-area. He has sites all throughout the East Coast and always forages with sustainability in mind. He forages only enough, so his sites can regenerate from season to season.