Blood Orange
Citrus sinensis 'Tarocco'

Family: Rutaceae (roo-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrus (SIT-rus) (Info)
Species: sinensis (sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Tarocco

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Aromatic

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Queen Creek, Arizona

Fresno, California

La Habra, California

Mission Viejo, California

North Highlands, California

Debary, Florida

Dunnellon, Florida

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 29, 2008, QCHammy from San Tan Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Had a very bad freeze winter of 2007. Got down to 16 degrees. I was worried my tree might be a goner. All the leaves fell off but when the weather warmed in Feb. it began to leaf out. Completely recovered. Fertilize 3 times a year and water about once a week in summer (just let hose trickle for about 30 min.). Has never beared fruit yet so don't know how they taste.