Bitter orange tree

Bitter orange tree growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Sour orange or Citrus aurantium. Bitter orange tree grow as perennial evergreen with thorns used also as ornamental plant, it can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate.

Flowers are white with purple with yellow stamen, fruit size ~5-8 cm.

Bitter orange tree fruit

Fruit rind color orange, the rind is edible little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant. The fruit taste is bitter with sour and color is mostly orange, but can yellow. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer).

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Bitter orange tree
Bitter orange fruit
Citrus aurantium fruits
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Requirements for growing Citrus aurantium tree care:

Frost free, well drained  

What is the best way to start growing Bitter orange tree:
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft?
Not but possible

Difficulties/Problems with growing Citrus aurantium:
when the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner, thorns

When is the best time to plant:
Spring, Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis

When is the best time to prune a Citrus aurantium plant?

How to prune a Citrus aurantium:
Dead branch, cross branch, too much density

What is the size of a Citrus aurantium plant?
4-9 m

Growth speed in Bitter orange tree:
Medium growing

Irrigation Water Management:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Citrus aurantium:
Full Sun

It is possible to grow indoor?

Growing Citrus aurantium is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

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When does Citrus aurantium bloom?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the  flower:
Flowers are white with yellow stamen

Thinning / Deadheading of Citrus aurantium Blossom:
The first year should thinning the flowers

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When does Citrus aurantium yield:
Autumn / Winter

Pests or diseases in Citrus aurantium fruit:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria

What can be done with big quantities of Bitter orange tree fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind

Work requirements on the Citrus aurantium fruit:
pick up (sometimes cut brunches that grow into the fruit)

How long does it take for to bear fruits?
1.5-3 years

Ripening of Citrus aurantium fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house