Citrus sinensis 'Trovita'Item #2682 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 10
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A widely adaptable orange which develops excellent flavor without the heat required by other varieties. Also produces heavy crops of fruit in desert heat. Great for juice or eating. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Tall, upright growing to 20 to 25 ft.Key Feature:EdibleBlooms:Early spring
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SIT-rus si-NEN-sisPlant type:CitrusDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Tall, upright growing to 20 to 25 ft.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Early springFlower color:WhiteFlower attributesFragrantDesign IdeasThis large vigorous citrus makes a fine small scale shade tree or an accent with high degree of fragrance and fruit color. Grow in a citrus orchard or insert into existing landscape. Great long range focal point or position to screen off undesirable land uses with it's evergreen foliage.Companion PlantsA lively contrast to the orange fruit is a trellised planting of the magenta-red Oo-La-La TM Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'Monka'). The low shrub Mt. Tamboritha Woolly Grevillea (Grevillea lanigera 'Mt. Tamboritha'), with its lovely red and cream flowers, add an exotic touch to the drier side of the citrus planting. The deep gold of Starburst TM Double Gold Monold Evergreen Daylily (Hemerocallis hybrid 'Monold') reflects the color of the fruit.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Although naval oranges are seed free, there occurs an occasional seeded fruit, and from one came this unique orange that bears very few seeds. Its parent is the Washington Naval orange, the hybrid of C. sinensisand x Citroncirus webber. It was imported into the United States in 1873 from Brazil.Lore:Washington was the first naval orange, and this cultivar is the second.