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Mild, Juicy Sweet Orange for Cool Climates

The Trovita Orange is a widely adaptable thin skinned orange, which develops excellent flavor without the heat required by other varieties. This makes it an excellent choice for home gardeners. It can withstand temperatures from 50 to 100 degrees, but is not shade or salt tolerant.

It requires a lot of moisture, but does not like to be standing in water. It produces prolifically and can be eaten directly from the tree or juiced. The juice will not turn bitter when stored in the refrigerator.

Trovita is ideal for fresh-squeezed orange juice, and it is very sweetly mild with few seeds. The fruit ripens and blooms in spring, so you may have fragrant blooms and orange fruit at the same time!

This is the only orange that is suitable for indoor growing. The tree is vigorous and upright in growth. It prefers full sun, fertile, but well drained soil, and moderate water. Simply put the tree 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.

  • Low Heat Production
  • Great for Eating or Juicing
  • Fragrant

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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.

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Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Very Juicy Sweet Orange for Cool Climates

Howard B. Frost worked at the University of California's Citrus Experimental Station at Riverside, California from 1913 to the late 1950's. During this early period of genetic research, Frost would contribute to basic understandings of the genetic behavior of citrus. Frost was a pioneer in citrus hybridization and is credited with recognizing and describing the mechanism to produce seedless citrus fruit.

The Trovita Orange was not a specific hybrid done by Frost, rather it was a seedling from a fallen fruit, thought to be a Washington Navel Orange. The fact that the Washington Navel was typically seedless must have occurred to Frost when he discovered the fruit in 1916. However, he had sharp eyes for desirable traits and watched this seedling closely.

The Trovita Orange was a bit smaller than the Washington and had some seeds, but other qualities were apparent. Trovita was very juicy, much more so than the Washington. Trovita had a very pleasant orange flavor and ripened in the early spring near the end of the Washington Navel's fruiting season. In addition, the fruit would remain on the tree a long time and maintain its great flavor into July in citrus growing areas.

In 1928, Frost names it Trovita (Esperanto for "found") and in 1935 it is released for distribution. Although it didn't draw much attention from the California Citrus Growers, the Arizona Citrus industry found it to be highly adapted to the hot dry desert climate. Fast becoming associated with the Arizona Sweet Oranges, Trovita became a popular commercial selection in Arizona which it remains today.

Trovita came into its own in the home garden market, primarily due to its ripening time. By the mid 1970's, it was distributed throughout the entire state of California and Arizona, including tremendous success on the California Coast, where traditionally Sweet Oranges do not sweeten well. The Trovita became the #1 variety of orange recommended for cool climate plantings.

Today, the Trovita remains popular for its great taste and wide range of adaptation. It is currently being recommended for those wishing to experiment with indoor/outdoor growing of sweet oranges. We know Frost would wish you well!


Trovita Orange Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-10 (Patio 4-10)
Growing Zones 9-10 (Patio 4-10)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Citrus sinensis 'Trovita'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 7 - 10 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Fruiting Time 3 years