This variety originates in a gemmary change of the more common "Sanguigno", that was found out in a citrus plantation in Francofonte (Syracuse) between the end of the XIX and the beginning of the XX century.

The Tarocco orange is a large fruit belonging to a valuable variety - on average weighing 180-250 grams - it has a spheroidal shape with more or less strong pedicel lobe. Its peel is fine and papillate; it is of medium or thin thickness, it is yellowish orange with red tones over half the surface. It has deep orange flesh with quite strong and visible reddish streaks and pigmentations; it is completely seedless, juicy with an average degree of sugars and acidity. Its leaf is oval-elliptic with a pointed top.

It is available from December to April.