Italy once again has provided us with the priceless taste of the Tarocco Blood Orange Tree (Citrus sinensis I. Osbeck 'Tarocco'). It was first introduced to Florida citrus growers from Italy in the 1880s and quickly spread to California citrus groves! Featuring bright orange skin, these are nearly seedless, juicy and have a lively flavor! It will blow you over no matter how red the flesh gets.
Tarocco is the sweetest and juiciest of all of the Blood Oranges. There it is still called the supreme "arancia da tavola" (table orange) and commands a full 60% of all of the Blood Orange production and you will love the rich red-blushed flesh and sweet orangey-raspberry taste. Use the juice for drinks, cooking, baking, and candies.
Ready to harvest in the winter to early spring depending on your growing zone, Citrus-friendly climates can enjoy these as year-round evergreen landscaping specimens, while cooler northern growers can prune these smaller and keep them as patio plants. Just move them indoors or into a greenhouse as soon as there is the threat of frost.
Keep these mid-sized trees smaller for containers and patio planters in the sun, or bring them indoors to use as a gorgeous houseplants. Full-sized trees, of course, provide the most fruit and they create lush shade and front yard landscaping flowering edibles!
It takes about 5 years for this tree to produce harvestable batches of fruit, but once it starts it will give you more fruit than you can handle. Your friends are going to love you!! In the meantime, you'll still enjoy the fragrant white blossoms and the glossy evergreen foliage that lights up the landscape and perfumes the air! Add these mid-sized trees anywhere you want shade or privacy with this fantastic broadleaf evergreen edible accent tree!
Provide a full sun location with well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Let dry out between waterings for best results.
Many citrus growers say Tarocco Blood Orange Tree is their favorite of all oranges! Try it for yourself today by ordering yours at 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|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck 'Tarocco'|
|Mature Height||15 - 18 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 15 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Evenly Moist to Establish|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 Years|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|