A picture of a Bloodoranges 'Torocco'

Bloodoranges 'Torocco'

Citrus sinensis 'Torocco'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2m

Min

2m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Harvest fruit when ripe on the tree- wait for good color and test sweetness.

Bloodoranges 'Torocco' Overview

Bloodoranges are an unusual red flesh colored orange. The red color comes from an pigment, anticytokinine, also in red cabbage, blueberries and red apples and is a strong antioxidant, making the fruit superior in health benefits. Sometimes the seedless fruit will have a red blushed skin too. Torocco is the most common orange grown in Italy and derived from a mutation of other bloodoranges.

Common problems with Bloodoranges 'Torocco'

Scale often pose a problem. Monitor for citrus butterfly and false codling moth.

    How to propagate Bloodoranges 'Torocco'

    Cuttings

    Graft cultivar on seedlings or rootstock.

    Other uses of Bloodoranges 'Torocco'

    Edible

    Medicinal