Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Orange wood is used by cabinet-makers. Essence de petit grain, a fragrant oil, is distilled from the leaves and shoots; oil of Neroli and orange-flower water from the flowers; and essence of orange-peel from the unripe fruit. We import the peel of the bitter orange, which is a valuable stomachic, from Seville, Malaga, and Tripoli; large quantities are candied in England, and three million pounds of marmalade are annually made from it in Dundee alone. Large quantities are brought to Amsterdam from Curacoa for the manufacture of the liqueur of that name. Our supply of sweet oranges comes mainly from St. Michael's, Brazil, Malta, and, of late years, Florida. The import of oranges and lemons, little over a million bushels in 1803, was nearly two million in 1870, over three and a half in 1880, and nearly six million in 1890.