Blood Orange Tree
|Mature Height||10-15 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, OR, TX|
When are blood oranges ripe?
Blood oranges usually ripen and are ready to pick in January and February, but it will vary depending on the climate. Look for the stem to begin to dry if you aren’t sure if the fruit is ripe or not.
When should I prune Blood Orange trees?
Avoid pruning off any flower buds by pruning orange trees right after the fruit has been harvested.
Do Blood Orange trees need a pollinator?
No, Blood Orange trees are completely self-fertile. You will only need one tree to produce fruit.
Blood Orange trees are recommended for growing zones 8, 9, 10, and 11. They can be grown in containers as patio plants in cooler climates, but must be moved indoors for winter. These citrus trees will not tolerate more than brief freezing temperatures. In ground trees should be planted in spring, fall, or winter. Grow in full sun and well-drained soil for the best results.
Newly planted Blood Orange trees should be watered deeply about 2 times per week for about 2 to 3 months. Once your orange tree is established, water it thoroughly when the soil is dry. Citrus trees are drought tolerant and do not enjoy wet soil. Citrus trees love humidity. Water over the leaves in dry climates or mist indoors (especially in winter) for best results.
Feed this plant with a slow-release fertilizer in spring and late summer. Potted plants should be fed 3 or 4 times per year.
Espoma Citrus-Tone Fertilizer is also a great choice. It should be applied in late winter, late spring, and early fall. Potted plants should be fed every 2 months.
Keep potted Blood Orange plants trimmed to the desired height. Prune right after the fruit has been harvested to avoid removing any flower buds.