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Bitter Orange

Citrus aurantium

Seville Orange, Sour Orange, Bigarade Orange, Marmalade Orange (Eng.)

Bitter Orange is a thorny tree growing up to 10 m tall and is a hybrid between Citrus maxima (pomelo) and Citrus reticulata (mandarin). The leaves are dotted with glands and are light to dark green. The white flowers are fragrant and the relatively large, rounded fruit have rough peels. Uses: Essential Oil. Perfume. Herbal Medicine. Culinary. Ornamental

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Pick when fruit is mature - a good orange color.

Propagation

Seed
Sowing time during Spring; Germination time - 2-3 weeks

Geography

Origin
East
Natural climate
Sub-tropical, Tropical, Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Notes
Essential Oil. Perfume. Herbal Medicine. Culinary. Ornamental

Personality

Family
Rutaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Strong

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