Lane Late Navel Orange Tree
Grow Them Anywhere!
The Lane Late Sweet Orange is a spring/summer ripening seedless Navel Orange. It's a Washington Navel hybrid developed in Australia with fine, rich flavor.
The Lane Late Sweet Orange is a great choice for oranges to peel and eat or juice in the summer.
If you live in a colder climate, simply plant them in a container. Bring your tree indoors near a sunny window, and let the intoxicating citrus scent brighten your home during cold winter days.
Our trees are always in high demand, and we expect these large-sized, mature citrus trees to be very popular.
Order now before they sell out and enjoy the benefits of growing your own citrus fruit anywhere in the U.S.
- Easy to Peel
- Late Season
- Long Hang Time
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Lane Late Orange Ripens Late
Winter demand for navel oranges in the United States drove the Australian export market for many years. Growers there looked for late season orange varieties. One such imported orange was the Lane Late, and it was soon placed under evaluation for being grown in the United States.
Most consumers would not be aware that a large number of navel oranges sold are not, in fact, true Washington Navel. Rather, they are sports or hybrids of the original parent plant Washington Navel. The Lane Late is an example of a navel that is a sport of the original Washington Navel Orange.
Lane Late Orange was discovered in Australia around 1950. It was a bud sport growing as a limb off a Washington Navel orange in the yard of a person by the name of Lane. The limb's fruit was almost identical to the parent tree except for a few noted differences; the classic navel was quite a bit smaller and the skin of the fruit was much smoother.
What made it easy to distinguish these traits was the fact that it ripened up to 6 weeks later than the rest of the Washington Navel Oranges on this tree.
As early as 1973, Lane Late was introduced to UC Riverside California for testing. Still, at this time, the qualities of the Lane Late were only marginally realized. However, in Australia the variety became popular with the growers exporting Oranges into the United States.
The Lane Late looked like a Washington Navel. Adding to its appeal was its timing, shipped at the same time Valencias were being harvested in the US. With the Valencia Orange market on the decline, the consumer was looking for the easy-to-peel Washington Navel and growers were hot for a replacement. This made for a brisk Australian Navel export market for some time.
In the late 1980's, 12 late ripening varieties were being evaluated in Australia. Of these, 5 were selected to be sent to the US and evaluated. The Lane Late was already being planted and was included in these evaluations. Most of the research focused on the commercial qualities required to make for a great marketable variety. The Lane Late proved to be a stand-out. Not only did it stand up to the other late ripening selections, but it also had a long hang time. The Lane Late could hang on the tree up to 3 months and maintain its fine tree ripe qualities.
Today, Lane late is one of the main late season Oranges grown worldwide.
|Botanical Name||Citrus x 'Lane Late'|
|Mature Height||8 - 12 Feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|