Orange tree growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Sweet Orange, Orange tree grows as perennial evergreen plant, can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Flowers are white with yellow stamen, flowers grow in clusters.
Oranges plant fruit
Fruit size ~5-12 cm’ and color is mostly orange, but can be red or 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). It can be sweet / sour or something in between, some cultivars are seedless. Rind color orange or red-orange, the rind is edible sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant
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Requirements for growing Orange tree care:
Warm climate, loamy soil
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
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?
Depend on the verity 3-7 m, 7-10m, 12 m (10-36 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
White flower with the stamen yellow
Pollination is done by:
When does it yield:
Autumn / Winter
Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Oranges plant fruit?
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 fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house
Citrus × sinensis