Oroblanco growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Sweetie is an hybrid between a grapefruit and pomelo. Oroblanco tree grow as perennial evergreen with thorn, it can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Flowers are white with yellow stamen,
Fruit size ~7-15 cm’ and color is yellow white, the taste sweet with hint of sour. The inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer). Rind color is green, yellow, the peel is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant
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Requirements for growing Sweetie Oroblanco tree:
Frost free, loamy soil
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Young tree 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?
3-6 m, 10-20 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
Thinning / Deadheading of the blossom:
The first years until the tree establish should thinning the flowers
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 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 fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house
Citrus paradisi x Citrus maxima