Orange trees are evergreen with glossy dark green leaves and produce round orange fruit with a sweet yellow to orange flesh. Valencia oranges ripen towards the end of the citrus season and have a high juice content. Uses: Culinary
Summer, Winter, Spring
Valencia oranges ripen from during winter depending on the variety.
Pips grow readily into new plants. Keep moist and warm. Transplant when big enough to handle.
China or India
Mediterranean to subtropical
Soil PH preference
Scale insects, False Codling Moth and Citrus larvae are the main pests.