The Hamlin orange was once the most important juice orange in Florida. It was discovered in 1879 near Glenwood, Florida, in a grove later owned by A.G. Hamlin. The trees are high yielding and cold tolerant, producing oranges which are small, smooth, not highly colored, seedless and juicy. Harvest runs from October to December. Early Hamlin is possibly the world's principal variety of very early-maturing common sweet orange.