How to grow Oroblanco

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,

Oroblanco fruit

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?
Yes, necessary

Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Young tree very sensitive to citrus leaf miner

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

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

Pruning season:
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:
Medium growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor?

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

Blooming information

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:

Edible Fruits

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?
2-3 years

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

Scientific name:

Citrus paradisi x Citrus maxima

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Culinary Uses

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