Smith Red Blood Orange Tree

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SKU
100207

Smith Red Blood Orange (Citrus sinensis I. Osbeck 'Smith Red') isn't a true Blood Orange, but it sure does look like one! The orange rind covers up a deep-red flesh, but once you bite into it you will know that it is a sport of the classic Valencia Orange to its core (or whatever the center of an orange is called). This fruit is packed with sweet juiciness!

Smith Red produces big harvests in winter and if you grow it in a pot and bring it into a sunny winter window you will be treated to the sunny smell of oranges during the cold dreary months. The fruit keeps well on the branch, so you will be picking oranges well into spring. By the 2nd or 3rd year, you could be harvesting up to 20 pounds of delicious fruit each season!

One of the most cold-hardy orange varieties, Smith Red thrives in cooler-than-average citrus growing conditions. Cool winters actually make the fruit sweeter and darker. It can't take freezing temperatures, but that surprise Southern cold snap won't hurt it.

Planting and Application:

The deep red flesh makes deep red juice, so treat your guests to a unique breakfast treat! The slices look amazing in salads, as garnishes, and in glazes on poultry, meats, and seafood. They're of course beautiful fresh and very healthy too! Enjoy potted Citrus indoors within arms reach, enabling northern growers to bring them indoors for the winter!

The white blossoms and glossy evergreen foliage mean Citrus trees are fantastic edible landscaping trees for year-round beauty! Use as specimens or focal points in front and back yard gardens or as part of a Citrus orchard. Create long rows for hedgerows with a variety of Citrus for an evergreen privacy fence that's neighbor friendly!

  • Blood Red Flesh
  • Valencia Orange Flavor
  • Medium-Sized Fruit
  • Huge Late-Winter Harvest
  • Fragrant While Blossoms

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Citrus trees need full sun to do their best, and very well-drained soil that lets water drain fast. Preferring to dry out a bit between waterings, provide regular fertility throughout the year to keep them growing at peak performance.

  • Full Sun
  • Low Water Usage
  • Regular Fertility
  • Very Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune After Fruiting

Delicious and healthy, the Smith Red Blood Orange Tree is a great tree for any citrus lover, so order yours today. They make great gifts, too! So order yours today from NatureHills.com!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Smith Red Blood Orange Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11 (4 - 8 Patio)
Growing Zones 9-11 (4 - 8 Patio)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck 'Red Smith'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 18 - 24 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Winter
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes

Notice On Shipping Citrus: Agricultural Laws Prevent Us From Shipping Citrus Trees Into AZ, LA, TX, and Maybe Prevented in FL or CA