The fruit size is similar to that of Lane Late navel under similar crop load conditions.The fruit has an average of 11 segments per fruit. The average fruit diameter is 85mmmm. Fruit mass of 200 – 270g .Chislett retains its fruit flavour for longer than most of the other late navels. Time of maturity is later than Lane Late navel by 3 – 6 weeks.The variety has a higher juice content than Lane Late. The juice contains low limonin and consequently can be used for juicing purposes as well as it does not manifest a bitter fraction after 24 hours unlike other navels.
The variety shows less re-greening and granulation, is firmer and less prone to punctures than other summer navels
Selection & Storage:
Oranges can be stored at cool temperature for a day or two, but then should be stored in the refrigerator crisper or drawer, away from vegetables for up to two weeks. Select oranges that are well-formed, firm and heavy for their size with a smooth skin surface. Tan or brown speckling on their skin, known as "russeting" does not affect the eating quality.
If Chislett is stored in the refrigerator, take it out and leave it at room temperature to increase its flavour before eating. Wash oranges thoroughly before cutting.