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As low as $67.95
Availability: In stock
SKU
100206
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An Italian Treat is the Sweetest Blood Orange!

Italy in the 1800's provided the world with priceless treasures - the operas Rigoletto and Aida, the Neoclassical style of architecture, the beloved story of Pinocchio. Italy also provided us with the priceless taste of Tarocco Blood Orange (Citrus sinensis I. Osbeck 'Tarocco'). It was first introduced to Florida citrus growers from Italy in the 1880's and quickly spreading to California citrus groves.

Tarocco Blood Orange is the sweetest and juiciest of all of the blood oranges, but it has never caught on here like it did in Italy. There it is still called the supreme "arancia da tavola" (table orange) and commands a full 60% of all of the blood orange production. But just because it hasn't caught on here doesn't mean it shouldn't! You will love the rich red-blushed flesh and sweet orange/raspberry taste. Many citrus growers say it is their favorite of all oranges. (But don't let those experts sway you. Try it for yourself!)

Tarocco needs a little chill in the winter night air to bring out its best coloration, but the color doesn't determine the taste. It will blow you over no matter how red the flesh gets.

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!!

The sooner you order the sooner you eat! Order today.

  • Medium-sized orange fruit with red-blushed flesh
  • Evergreen thrives in full sun
  • Huge harvests once established

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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

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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Shipping Rates

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.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Tarocco Blood Orange Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Botanical Name Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck 'Tarocco'
Foliage broadleaved evergreen
Mature Height 15 - 18 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Soil Type Well-Drained
Moisture Evenly moist to establish, well drained soils then on the drier side after establishment
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fruiting Time Winter

Notice On Shipping Citrus: Agricultural Laws Prevent Us From Shipping Citrus Trees Into AZ, FL, LA, or TX.