Blood orange tree growing tree of the genus citrus is a type of Orange, Blood orange tree grow as perennial evergreen plant, can grow in subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Flowers color white with yellow stamen.
Blood orange fruit
Fruit size ~5-7 cm’ and color is mostly red but sometimes with little bit of orange. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer). It can be sweet / sour or something in between and mostly used for juice. Rind color orange or red-orange, rind is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant
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Requirements for growing Blood orange tree care:
Loamy soil, need a little cold in the winter
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, necessary to graft
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
End of the winter, beginning of the spring
How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, density branch grown
Size of the plant?
3-8 m, 10-24 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does flowers bloom?
Spring / Winter
General information about the flower
Flowers are white with yellow stamen
Pollination is done by:
When does Blood oranges yield:
Autumn / Winter
Pests or diseases in the fruits:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria, fruit explode (lace of water)
What can be done with big quantities of fruits?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind
Work requirements on the fruit:
pick up (sometimes cut branches that grow into the fruit)
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of the fruits:
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house
Citrus × sinensis