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Moro Blood Orange Trees
Citrus x sinensis 'Moro'
Moro Blood Oranges sport the signature purple-red color in the flesh of the orange, and they are relatively easy to grow in warmer areas or in containers. If you want an orange tree that will grow quickly and provide delicious fruit, this semi-dwarf orange tree is a great first choice!
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|5 Gallon Pot (4 to 5 Feet Tall)||$95.95||
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Moro Blood Oranges are well known for their deep, wine-red flesh and sweet strawberry/raspberry taste. You can grow your own blood orange trees and enjoy this sweet treat from your own home. Growing your own fruit trees takes some time and patience, but it is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint in the world and live more sustainably. Moro Blood Orange trees are fast-growing and easy to care for, making them an even better choice for your home fruit orchard.
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|Mature Height:||10 to 15 Feet|
|Mature Width:||10 to 15 Feet|
|Habit:||Upright, semi-dwarf fruit tree|
|Water Requirements:||Needs regular moisture, more if in the heat, allow to dry some between watering if indoors|
|Uses:||Easily grown, very fragrant, good for warm outdoor areas or as a container tree, produces fruit|
How to Care for Moro Blood Orange Trees
Before buying your Moro Blood Orange Tree, read all of the recommended care instructions in order to ensure a successful transition to its new home.
How do I Plant a Moro Blood Orange Tree?
When planting your Moro Blood Orange Tree outside, you'll want to dig a hole twice as wide and the same depth as the container it arrived in. Amend the soil at the bottom of the hole with an even mix of native soil and organic matter, such as peat moss or humus. This will help the new roots establish themselves more successfully. Also, this is where you can add a starting fertilizer, such as Espoma Bio-tone Starter Plus. Then, position your new tree in the hole and backfill the hole with your 50/50 soil & organic matter mixture. When your plant is positioned properly and the hole is completely backfilled, you should still be able to see the top of the soil that was in the container it arrived in. If you are planting in a container, you'll want to choose a container that is also wider than the container it arrives in and has good drainage. Use a well balanced potting soil mix - otherwise the planting is the same.
Next, add a layer of mulch around the dripline of the tree, and give the area a good, deep watering. You'll want to check to make sure your young tree stays hydrated for the first 3 to 4 months, longer if you live in a hot area. Don't over water, but don't let too much time go by before you water again. Once your tree is established you can let the soil dry out a little more between waterings. If you want to provide more stability, a tree staking kit is great for young trees as long as you protect the trunk from the wire ties.
What kind of fertilizer is best for Moro Blood Orange Trees?
We recommend using Espoma Citrus~tone for your Moro Blood Orange Trees. Evenly distribute one teaspoon of fertilizer on the soil surface under the dripline per every 4 inches of pot diameter, if in a container. Apply double for pots over 12″. Be sure to mix the fertilizer into the top layer of soil by using a fork to gently stir the fertilizer into the top 2 inches of soil evenly. With frequent watering of potted plants, nutrients may be lost and more frequent application may be required. Feed every 60 days in late winter to fall. When planted outdoors (in zones 8b or warmer), Citrus-tone may be used late winter, before the flowers bloom and again in the late spring / early summer before the fruits have become too big.
How do I prune a Blood Orange Tree?
Regularly pruning Orange Trees is necessary to encourage proper growth for better fruit yields. Clean your pruning tools with diluted bleach (10:1 water to bleach). Bypass pruners work well, but use something stronger for any branches thicker than 1/2 inch so that you don't damage the branches or your bypass pruners. Remove dead, damaged or diseased branches from the tree as you see them year round. Before the growing season starts, you can remove up to 1/3 of the branches to create better airflow within the center branches and to prevent anything from crossing rubbing each other.
How much light does a blood orange plant need?
Blood Orange Trees are used to warm climates and do best in Full Sun. At least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight is ideal. If you are in a hotter area, some partial shade either in the morning or in the afternoon is alright, too much direct sun can scorch the tree in the heat. If planted in containers and brought indoors, make sure to place the container where your blood orange will receive adequate bright, indirect light.