Did you know that by 1987, orange trees had become the most cultivated fruit trees in the world? 25 years later, sweet oranges made up 70% of all citrus business. People just fucking love oranges don’t they?
And there is no doubt that oranges taste delicious. What’s better, for instance, on a summer’s morning, than a refreshing glass of orange juice? Well, a can of Lilt, yes. But still. The thing is, if you take beverage production out of the equation a standard orange is no match, certainly in terms of convenience, for the humble satsuma. Sadly thanks to the efforts of Big Orange it’s unlikely satsumas will ever take their rightful place on the fruit throne.
To be clear on this: in no way is Popjustice suggesting that the mere existence of the song Orange Trees is hard proof that Marina has accepted money to promote oranges over satsumas. Equally, we live in a time where it would be foolish to state with total certainty that such an arrangement had not taken place.