If you're looking for the perfect orange tree to add to your home garden, try the Trovita Orange Tree (Citrus sinensis 'Trovita')! This tasty Orange has thin skin, so it's very easy to peel. The exquisite flavor is sweet and mild - a real kid favorite! Grownups love it because of its reputation as a reliable producer for home gardeners, and because the fruit harvest stores well for months.
Trovita Orange is a gorgeous glossy leafed broadleaf evergreen tree that won’t get taller than 10 feet tall! Small gardens and lots can readily accommodate this space-saving Edible gardening specimen! Ornamental too, the spring flush of fragrant white blossoms are not something to overlook, because your pollinators certainly won’t!
Trovita is well-known for an extra-long season of harvest. Add this variety to enjoy fresh oranges from February to November! You'll love the flavor of this variety for juicing, fresh eating and snacking. The fruit ripens and blooms in spring, so you'll be able to enjoy the incredible fresh fragrance and the delicious fruit at the same time!
These are lovely specimens and accents for front and back yard gardening! Plus they offer great privacy and screening, as well as succulent fruit and fragrant blossoms! Trovita is easily grown in the ground, or in containers.
Northern gardeners find this tree suits their climates better because this Citrus tree doesn't require the intense period of heat needed by other varieties to develop that excellent flavor. It will need to be brought indoors for the cold months, so find any bright sunny window or greenhouse to keep them happy, before returning them to your porch or patio for the summer months.
Trovita Trees are low-maintenance citrus trees. Just give it full sun, well-drained soil and moderate water! Container plants like to dry out a bit between waterings.
Trovita Orange Trees are shipped as large, mature trees so you’ll not wait as long for fruit! Order today, before NatureHills.com sells out. These can be grown anywhere in the United States, but we do follow all agricultural regulations for shipping Citrus. Enter your Zip Code into the Zone Finder to see if we can ship to your state.
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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!
|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Citrus sinensis 'Trovita'|
|Mature Height||7 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|