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Orange 'Valencia'

Citrus sinensis 'Valencia'

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Orange trees are evergreen with glossy dark green leaves and produce round orange fruit with a sweet yellow to orange flesh. Valencia oranges ripen towards the end of the citrus season and have a high juice content. Uses: Culinary

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer, Winter

Harvesting

Valencia oranges ripen from during winter depending on the variety.

Propagation

Seed
Pips grow readily into new plants. Keep moist and warm. Transplant when big enough to handle.

Special features

Geography

Origin
China or India
Natural climate
Mediterranean to subtropical

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
Fruits
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Rutaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Strong

Problems

Scale insects, False Codling Moth and Citrus larvae are the main pests.

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