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Orange 'Cara Cara Navel'

Citrus sinensis 'Cara Cara'

Red-fleshed Navel Orange (Eng.)

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Navel oranges are evergreen with glossy dark green leaves and produce round seedless fruit with a secondary fruitlet embedded in the flesh at the base of the fruit. The Cara Cara variety has orange to red flesh. Uses: Culinary

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Winter, Spring

Harvesting

Cara Cara Navels ripen from May to June, a little later than Washington Navels.

Propagation

Cuttings
Graft cultivar on growing rootstock.
Seed
Seedless

Special features

Indoor plant
Move indoors in cold climate, but make sure there is enough sunlight!

Geography

Origin
Venezuela Valencia 1976
Natural climate
Temperate to cool subtropical

Environment

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

Uses

Medicinal
High in vitamin C. Help prevent colds and flu.
Edible
Fruits
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Rutaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Strong

Problems

Citrus often have scale problems. Also monitor for citrus butterfly and false codling moth.

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