Navel oranges are an immune-boosting fruit because of their high vitamin c content, but they have many other health benefits. Oranges are low on the glycemic index because of their high polyphenol and fiber content.
Oranges are high in fiber which helps improve cholesterol levels and digestive health. It can also help with weight loss. Navel oranges also contain folate, thiamine, and potassium which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Navel Orange trees grow in USDA growing zone 8 and up and can be grown as a patio plant in cooler climates. These citrus trees are drought tolerant and pest and disease resistant. Navel Orange trees are easy to grow and require only minimal maintenance once they are established.
- Easy to grow. The Navel Orange tree is easy to grow when it is planted in the recommended growing zones. It is drought tolerant and pest and disease resistant.
- Health benefits. This yummy citrus fruit provides vitamins, minerals, and other healthy compounds. It also benefits the immune system and can promote heart and digestive health.
- Self-fertile citrus tree. You only need one Navel Orange tree to grow plenty of fruit. Cross-pollination is not necessary for citrus trees to produce fruit.
- Year-round appeal. This evergreen tree has nice green foliage, fragrant flowers, and delicious and healthy fruit.
Water over or mist the leaves to be sure the Navel Orange tree has plenty of humidity (especially indoors in winter). Allow the soil to dry completely before watering. Navel Orange trees do not like wet roots.
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Navel Orange trees grow best in full sun and well-drained soil. After planting, water your orange tree thoroughly about 2 times per week while it is establishing. Once the Navel Orange tree is established, water it deeply when the soil is dry. Citrus trees are drought tolerant and much prefer dry soil over wet soil. Navel Orange trees do enjoy humidity so water over the leaves in dry climates or indoors for the best results.
Feed your Navel Orange tree with a balanced slow release fertilizer in early spring and late summer. Potted citrus trees lose nutrients much faster than citrus trees planted in the ground. Therefore they should be fed more often. Feed potted citrus 3 to 4 times per year with our specially formulated fertilizer. Fertilize citrus in containers at the end of winter, early summer, and again in fall for ideal growth, flowering, and fruit. When planting your Navel Orange plant in a pot use our organic planting mix.
The Navel Orange tree can grow in the ground outdoors in zones 8b to 11. Otherwise it must be grown as a patio plant or indoors. It will not tolerate freezing temperatures. Move your orange tree inside when temperatures drop below 40 degrees.
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|Shipping Restriction||AZ, CA, FL|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Mature Height||15-20 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|