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Sweet Orange

Citrus sinensis

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The orange tree is an evergreen, flowering tree, with an average height of 9-10 m, although some older specimens can reach 15 m. It has oval leaves, which are alternately arranged, and are 4-10 cm long and have crenulate margins.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Depending on the climate, fruits may take 6-8 months to ripen. The best indicator of ripeness is taste. Harvest the fruit by cutting them off with pruning shears or by pulling the fruit stalk from the tree. Undamaged fruit can be stored for several weeks

Propagation

Seed
Seed grown trees often have a short lifespan, as they are susceptible to foot and root rot. If seed grown trees survive, they do not produce fruit until maturity, which can take up to 15 years.

Special features

Indoor plant
Can be grown indoors or in a greenhouse if you don't live in a warm climate

Geography

Origin
China
Natural climate
Subtropical Coastal

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Personality

Family
Rutaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Aphids are small green pests that feed on many types of plants. If you see them on your orange tree, wash them off with soapy water. Pests and diseases: Spider Mites, Root and Crown Rots, Fungal Leaf Spots, Fruit Flies, Tristeza Virus spread by Aphids

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