Valencia is the most important commercial variety in the world, living up to its nickname of the "King of Juice Oranges". Valencia accounts for 50% of the total Florida fruit crop and the principal variety used for processing into juice. The Valencia originated in China and taken to Europe by Portuguese or Spanish voyagers. The Englishman, Thomas Rivers, brought plants from the Azores to Florida in 1870, where it was first cultivated as the Brown "orange", but later renamed Hart's Tardiff, Hart, and Hart Late, and rapidly became Florida's premier sweet orange cultivar. The Valencia is perfect for the tropics, even though colour development may vary when the weather is hot. It has a thin and slightly pebbly rind. The flesh is bright orange and extremely juicy and nearly seedless. Valencia is a late orange, which has a smooth, thin skin, and contains few if any seeds, pale flesh, a sharp flavour, and is very juicy.