Foot Blood Red Orange Trees
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Q. What do you know about the citrus called "Blood Orange"? Will it
freeze in this area?
A. Citrus plant lovers, even those living in
apartments and condominiums, now can grow their own edible citrus. The trick is
to select the right plant and use the right techniques.
The Blood Red orange has shown a high quality and most cold tolerance in field research..
The blood orange is a variety of orange (Citrus
sinensis) with crimson, blood-colored flesh. The fruit is smaller than an
average orange; its skin is usually pitted, but can be smooth. The juice is
sweet but somewhat bitter and less acidic than that of regular table oranges.
The distinctive dark flesh color is due to the presence of anthocyanin, a
pigment common to many flowers and fruit, but uncommon in citrus fruits.
Sometimes there is dark coloring on the exterior of the rind as well, depending
on the variety of blood orange. The degree of coloration depends on light,
temperature and variety.
The blood orange is a hybrid of ancient origin, possibly
between the pomelo and the tangerine.
The coloring of the blood orange differs from the typical
orange because it has an additional pigment called anthocyanin.
Anthocyanin can be found in purple and red flowers, and other fruits. For
example, the Fuji and Red Delicious Apples owe their deep red exterior to the
The blood orange is also celebrated for its taste. A
ripe blood orange is very sweet and mellow. Some ascribe subtle flavoring
hints of raspberry and strawberry to the orange. However, others simply
describe the blood orange as identical in taste to a sweet regular orange.
These oranges are definitely taste pleasers, and are
exceptional in presentation for a variety of dishes. An orange salad made with
blood oranges and “orange” oranges can be a beautiful dish. Orange juice made
with the blood orange is a lovely color and heightens the drama of a smoothie or
Slices of blood oranges can garnish vanilla ice cream, or
provide an essential ingredient to a fruit salsa. Blood oranges used in tarts
are also beautiful. Most recipes for blood oranges are usually sweet in nature,
as used in either desserts or drinks. However, blood oranges can also make
excellent garnishes for savory dishes.
If you have not yet tried a blood orange, it is definitely not
to be missed. You may find yourself falling in love with these sanguine
beauties, both for their taste and unusual appearance. The Moro blood orange is
typically available in the US from late December to April or early May.
Blood Orange Trees grow and produce fruit for
many years but may remain at a height of only 4 to 6 feet even after several
years in a container. Black plastic containers are relatively inexpensive
and easiest to move when you have to protect plants during a cold snap. Use a
loose, open potting mix featuring sphagnum peat moss. Soil or sand is not
recommended. Add a quality slow-release fertilizer formulated for container use.
Follow label directions and repeat as needed for deep green foliage.
Blood Orange Trees are easy to grow if they aren't
watered too often. Water only when the mix is dry an inch below the surface.
During a hot, dry summer, you may need to water every three or four days. In a
wet winter, the plant may go weeks between waterings. For every Red Navel that
dies from drought, you'll kill 200 from over watering.
Q: Can you ship to
A: We can ship throughout the lower 48 United States, except for Arizona,
California and Texas.
Each citrus producing state prohibits importation of
citrus trees from other areas.
When do you ship?
A. We ship MONDAY and TUESDAY.
Special orders throughout the week. Usually via UPS Ground but some by USPS
Q: How do you
handle cold weather shipping (zones 7 or less)?
A: In the winter months, we are concerned about keeping the trees above
freezing in transit to colder states. We include Cold Weather Handling
for an extra charge of $10.00 in the 7-or-less zone pricing. This
includes special packaging and shipping by Priority Shipping service which is usually 2-3 days from the date we ship. If
it is too cold we will hold the package until the following week to
try again. Alternatively, you can choose to either delay shipment for
up to 30 days or order when the weather is warmer just put that in the
order page comments.
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