Hamlin's annual yield is the highest and most consistent of all sweet oranges. It was the most extensively planted, early season, orange in Florida during the 1980's and 1990's. Hamlin is the leading early-season juice orange in Florida. The parent tree was a seedling planted in a grove in Deland, Florida, (near Daytona Beach) in 1879 by Judge Isaac Stone. Later the grove was sold to A. G. Hamlin and following the big freezes of 1894-95 extensive bud grafting was performed to greatly increase the numbers of Hamlin. This cultivar ripens from October to January. They are considered commercially seedless (0-6 seeds per fruit). It is fairly easy to peel. The tree grows to about 15 feet in as many years. Hamlin Orange is a Jene's Tropicals favorite.