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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck 'Red Smith'|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Moderate to Low Once Established|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|