With strikingly deep red flesh and pleasant overtones of fresh berries, the blood orange tree provides sweet oranges with dark hues best brought out by cool winter nights.
Blood Orange Fruit
- Red color is due to the presence of anthocyanins, the same antioxidant compounds found in purple grapes
- Medium size fruit, with internal color from light orange-red to dark purple
- Rich flavor, with a hint of berries
- Easy to peel and usually seedless
- Juicy flesh and pleasant flavor, perfect for sauces and sorbets
Blood Orange Tree
- Cold hardy tree with harvest typically from December to February
- Vigorous growing, medium-sized tree, with a tendency to alternate-bearing years (heavy, then light)
- The blood orange requires both warm days for sugars to form and cool nights for the color to develop
Moro Blood Orange
Tarocco Blood Orange
Sanguinelli Blood Orange
- late-ripening blood orange with brightest external rind color, becoming a stunning cherry with cool nights
- internal color is lighter than Moro with smooth rind, delicious flavor
- small to medium fruit that is difficult to peel with few seeds
Technical Specs for Your Tree:
- This tree is grafted, using proprietary micro-budding technology. It is not grown from cuttings or from a seed
- Rootstock: Brazilian Sour Orange or Citrange-22
- non-GMO, not organically raised
- Height: 12-inches tall or greater (not including root system)
- Stem Diameter: 4mm or greater
- Age: ~6 months in age or older
- Pot size: 2.5 quarts plastic pot (which is referred to as 1-gallon in standard nursery nomenclature)
- Start of fruit production: after one year of consistent growth
- Consistent fruit harvests: after two years of consistent growth
- Container: Your tree can stay in the pot it comes in for one year. Re-potting can be done at any time, we suggest 5-gallon to 15-gallon pot sizes with drainage holes
- Watering: A newly shipped tree needs its soil drenched daily for 4 weeks. Overwatering is not a concern if the container has drainage holes and the tree is outdoors.
- Indoor growing: watering needs to be adjusted, more info in our care guide.
- Climate Control: Needs to be protected from strong winds or temperatures under 40 degrees F.
- Light: We recommend the tree be kept outdoors for full sunlight. If is kept indoors, we recommend a full-spectrum grow light, window light will not suffice as this is a tropical tree. If the tree is kept indoors without a full spectrum grow light, we cannot say with confidence that the tree will survive or thrive.
- Nutrition: To thrive, your tree needs proper fertilizer three times yearly.
- Your tree can spend its life in a pot. We do NOT recommend planting the tree in the ground if there are any freezing temperatures unless you live in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 9a, 9b or 10a. Even then your tree must be protected from temperatures below freezing.
- Nursery: TDA/USDA certified nursery in Hargill, Texas. We do not purchase trees from any other nurseries to re-sell.
- 20-page comprehensive care guide included