Trovita Orange

Citrus sinensis 'Trovita'

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.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationSIT-rus si-NEN-sis
LoreWashington was the first naval orange, and this cultivar is the second.
Average Size at MaturityTall, upright growing to 20 to 25 ft.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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.

Follow 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10

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