Summer has come and gone and so has many tree leaves. Autumn has arrived and the once green leaves that adorned trees have dried, fallen, and now decorate the ground. It may seem sad or romantic depending on how you look at it, but that is the natural cycle of deciduous trees like beech, aspen, birch and cherry trees. On the other hand, citrus trees that line groves and some residential properties, like Hamlin sweet orange tree, Temple orange tree, dwarf Blood orange tree, and dwarf Navel orange tree, do not lose their leaves and stay evergreen in all four seasons.
Popular Orange Varieties for Home Growing
If you are an orange lover like me and wish to add some orange trees to your backyard collection or simply want to have fresh oranges during summer or winter then check out the orange trees below and see which tree best suit your needs.
- Navel Orange Tree FAQs
- Why are navel oranges called navel oranges? – Navel oranges have a distinguishing feature which is an indentation at the other end of the fruit opposite the stem end which resembles a human navel, thus its name.
- Where are navel oranges grown? – Commercial Navel oranges are grown in the states of Florida, California, Texas, and Arizona.
- How are navel oranges grown? – Navel oranges are seedless and the only way to propagate navels is through cuttings and grafting.
- Where to buy dwarf navel orange trees for sale? – You can purchase dwarf navel orange trees from local nurseries or purchase them online from reputable citrus nurseries outside of your state.
- Hamlin Orange Tree FAQs
- What is the origin of Hamlin sweet orange? – Hamlin is a sweet orange that originated in Glenwood, Florida. It is a chance seedling planted in 1879 and was named after the owner of the orchard where it grew, A.G. Hamlin.
- What is the typical Hamlin orange tree size? – A mature Hamlin orange tree may reach 20 feet up to 25 feet in height.
- Where can I get a Hamlin orange tree for sale? – Hamlin orange trees may be purchased from citrus orchards or citrus nurseries.
- Valencia Orange Tree FAQs
- How big do Valencia orange trees get? – While the dwarf Valencia orange tree only reaches 5 to 10 feet upon maturity, the standard Valencia orange tree height is 12 to 20 feet when mature.
- Is it easier to grow a purchased dwarf Valencia orange tree for sale, or grow it from seed? – Growing orange trees from seeds is inexpensive, however, it can take 7 years or longer for a seed-grown tree to bear fruit. Also seed-grown fruit may be of a vastly different quality when compared to the parent plant. Trees grown by nurseries that are grafted from a known variety produce reliable quality fruit, and do so in a few years.
4. Dwarf Blood Orange Tree FAQs
- What is a blood orange dwarf tree? – It is a dwarf-sized orange citrus tree that produces orange fruits with distinctive dark flesh color caused by anthocyanins. Aside from its maroon-colored flesh, blood oranges like dwarf Moro Blood Orange have a unique raspberry flavor in addition to the usual citrus tones.
- How big are the fruits produced by dwarf blood orange trees? – Although dwarf trees are smaller, the fruits produced are of the same size as that of standard-sized trees.