Seville Orange Overview
Citrus × aurantium is a fruiting tree species in the Rutaceae family. This hybrid orange tree was formed from a cross between Citrus maxima, commonly Pomelo and Citrus reticulata, commonly Mandarin. Citrus × aurantium was previously well known as Citrus × Sinensis, it is commonly known as Bitter Orange or Seville Orange, amongst other names. The leaves are dotted with glands and are light to dark green. The white flowers are fragrant and the relatively large, rounded fruit have rough peels. The Seville Orange is an evergreen, thorny tree from the Rutaceae family. It grows to an average height of 9-10m, although some older specimens can reach 15 m. Orange Trees produce oval leaves, which are alternately arranged, and are 4-10cm long and have crenulate margins. Citrus myrtifolia (Citrus × myrtifolia, also known as myrtle-leaved orange tree or Chinotto) is often thought to be a separate species, but is classified as a synonym of Citrus × aurantium.