Valencia Orange

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Item #24357, 1 Gallon Small Pot.

Description

About Valencia Orange Trees

Valencia are the most popular oranges used to make orange juice. In fact, they are grown in Florida more than any other orange variety for producing juice. The Valencia orange is valued for its sweet-tart taste, juiciness, and the beautiful bright orange color of the juice squeezed from it. Our Valencia orange trees are seedless.

This citrus tree ripens in the summer, which is unusual for orange trees, and may bloom again while fruit remains on the tree. This can allow for multiple harvests. Ripe fruit can be left on the tree and harvested as desired, rather than needing to be harvested immediately.

This is a sweet orange, citrus sinensis ‘Valencia’, as opposed to a bitter orange. The origin of this variety is disputed, but it was named after the city of Valencia in Spain, which is known for its orange production.

This is the perfect plant to accent your patio or sunroom—with the bonus of juicy oranges! Enjoy attractive green leaves, beautiful white blossoms, and orange-scented flowers. Valencia oranges are bright orange. Potted oranges should be brought indoors during winter months.

The Fruit

Valencia oranges are medium in size, with a thin rind that is difficult to peel, and very juicy. The peel contains many oil glands, making gratings from the rind a delicious addition to many foods. The flavor is sweet. A good source of fiber, they also contain vitamin C, folate (vitamin B9), thiamine (vitamin B1), potassium, and antioxidants.

Enjoy Valencia oranges in a variety of ways! Squeeze fresh to make orange juice or marmalade. The juice and zest can be added to desserts, such as orange cakes, cookies, and muffins. Pair with cranberries for delicious baked goods and relishes. Oranges also pair well in desserts with chocolate, with vegetables such as asparagus, and in drinks like tea.

Growing Valencia Oranges

Valencia orange trees need full sun. Planted in the ground, these citrus trees can reach eight to ten feet tall. The mature size can be kept smaller by pruning. In a garden pot, the tree’s height will be reduced by the size of the pot. Bring your potted trees indoors for the winter in cooler climates. The plant is heat tolerant.

This is a self-pollinating fruit tree variety, so outdoor trees will produce fruit by natural means. Indoor trees can be pollinated by hand using a small paintbrush.

See below for more information about USDA plant hardiness zones and planting and care.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Thick Skin
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 8 - 11

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 8 - 11
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 4 - 5' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 4 - 5' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow citrus trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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