The orange is one of the most popular fruits. Different varieties of this citrus can be found almost year-round. Are you interested in growing your own dwarf orange tree? Which type to get can be confusing since there are many different kinds of dwarf orange trees for sale, so let us help you narrow it down. Here are our top 5 recommendations, in no particular order.
Navel oranges are one of the most commonly seen citrus varieties in the market, and for good reason. This sweet and seedless orange is easy to peel, making it great to eat out of hand. While store-bought navels are nice, growing your own and eating a freshly picked orange is an entirely different experience. You can find Washington navel trees for sale in your local plant nurseries or order them online from a reliable source. Standard-sized trees usually grow to about 15-20 feet high, but a dwarf Washington navel orange tree has a maximum height of about 10 feet. Its peak season is between October and February, but they can bear fruit until April.
If you’re a fan of freshly squeezed OJ, then Valencia oranges just might be the perfect fit for you. Valencia orange trees bear succulent, super juicy fruits. Just make sure they get plenty of sunlight. Valencia trees can yield a considerable amount of fruit. You’d be surprised how little space one takes up. The standard Valencia tree only grows to about 8-15 feet, while dwarf varieties are just between 8-10 feet. This juicy citrus is a summer fruit and usually peaks around March through September.
Moro Blood Orange
Visually pleasing as well as having a very interesting flavor, blood oranges have gained a boom in popularity since around 2011. Buying blood orange trees is a good investment since they produce very versatile fruits. They’re good for juicing, eating out of hand, and for garnishing to make a dish extra colorful. When grown outdoors, the tree can grow around 8-15 feet and its fruits usually ripen around January to March. If you’re working with limited space, you can find dwarf Moro blood orange trees for sale in a nursery.
Looking for a cold-hardy sweet orange? Then the Louisiana sweet orange tree, also known as Hamlin, might just be for you. Hamlin orange trees are best grown outdoors so you can enjoy their thin-skinned juicy fruit. The fruit has a few seeds and is great for eating and juicing and has a nice tangy flavor. Like many orange varieties, this is a self-pollinating plant. It can grow as high as 14 feet. You can enjoy its fruits between October and January.
I believe there are two types of people: those who love Honeybells, and those who haven’t tasted one yet. It is known as one of the premium winter citruses and is only available in the market for a very limited amount of time every year. If you want to get your hands on these distinctly shaped oranges, you may need to pre-order them months in advance. If you search how to grow Honeybell orange trees from seed, you may get disappointed to find out that the fruit is seedless. This is a self harvesting citrus, meaning that its fruits will naturally fall off the tree when perfectly mature. If you’re a fan of Honeybell and want to avoid the hassle of preordering it in advance, then growing your tree from a local nursery might be a better option for you.