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Torocco Blood Orange

Citrus x sinensis 'Tarocco'
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POS ID: 117758
This plant produces large blood oranges with a thick grainy rind. Ripe fruit can't be kept on the tree for too long or it will reduce its quality. Fruit on this tree tends to ripen between December and March, if given the full sun exposure that it needs for success. Like other citrus trees, this tree will thrive in areas where temperature remains above 28 degrees, or else runs the risk of premature death or a low fruit yield.
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Container Size:
5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Larger fruit than other blood oranges
  • Best in warmer climates
  • Mature fruit does not hold well on the tree

Details

This plant produces large blood oranges with a thick grainy rind. Ripe fruit can't be kept on the tree for too long or it will reduce its quality. Fruit on this tree tends to ripen between December and March, if given the full sun exposure that it needs for success. Like other citrus trees, this tree will thrive in areas where temperature remains above 28 degrees, or else runs the risk of premature death or a low fruit yield.

Weight: 20 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Edibles

Edible Type

Fruit

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 180 inches

Mature Width

Up to 180 inches

Features

Delicious fruit, dense foliage

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Bloom Time

Spring

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Requires a well drained soil and a regular watering schedule to develop a strong root system.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Well drained soil

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Thrives in full sun environments

Water Needs

Requires regular watering, more in excessive heat

Disease and Pests

Pests and diseases common with other citrus trees will afflict this cultivar as well.

USDA Hardiness Zone

9

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