Blood Orange Tree 

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Blood Orange Tree

Blood Orange Tree

Blood Orange Tree

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A unique color and flavor. The Blood Orange is very sweet and high in antioxidants. These delicious, large oranges ripen early and are easy to grow. Grows anywhere in the US as a patio plant!


Blood Orange Tree

Flavorful - Juicy Oranges


We Prune Your Tree Throughout Its Life… NOT just when we ship it!

So instead of a tree that resembles a fishing pole, you get one that has well developed branches and is hefty enough to start supporting fruit production.

The heights advertised are generally after we prune your tree one last time, unless otherwise noted. So the height you pay for is what you receive.

Plus we don’t include the pot or root length in our measurements. This can give you an extra 1-2 ft. in height.

Our larger trees can be one to three years older than our smaller ones and should give you fruit the first season.

: 1-2 ft

Ships: Tue, Jun 2
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
6 at  $47.45 each

• Easy to grow 
• Delicious, healthy oranges 
• Low maintenance Moro Blood 

Oranges are known not only for their unique color, but also for their super-sweet taste. Add a unique zest to your oranges. The Moro Blood Oranges are famous for their distinctive aftertaste- similar to raspberry or strawberry. 

You'll also enjoy a wonderful show of blossoms in the spring... they're so fragrant, they can actually fill up your whole yard with a delightful citrus scent. These orange trees are very cold hardy. 

However, if you live up north, we suggest potting them up and placing them on your patio. Once it starts getting cold, you can bring your orange tree inside... adding a citrusy fragrance to your kitchen. 

These blood oranges are extremely healthy as a snack, or when you juice them.

They're high in both vitamin C and anti-aging antioxidants. These trees are in high demand this time of year, and we only have a limited supply available. 

Be sure to order yours now before they sell out.

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 8-12 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Citrus sinesis 'Moro'
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Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Blood Orange Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Blood Orange Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Blood Orange Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Blood Orange Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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We received our tree in late November. It came in excellent condition to our house in Pa. It is now late January and has many flowers. I can't wait for the fruit
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December 31, 2012
1 year ago
The tree arrived healthy and 48"" (4 ft) from soil line to highest lead. The tree is planted in a 10 gallon plastic pot in rich 'manufactured' soil like you use in garden beds. I was expecting sandy Florida type soil like you find in Orlando for some reason. These are really good oranges, I used to buy them when I lived in Switzerland but I haven't seen them for sale in the U.S. (typical industrial farming) so I hope it has a lot of fruit. The top isn't as 'bushy' as I had hoped but I imagine they prune them like this to grow them taller and also for shipping purposes. The trunk itself is about 3/4"" in diameter, somewhat gnarly (must be a characteristic of this type orange tree the key lime trunk is straight, and sturdy.I plan to buy from Fast-Growing Trees a clementine, ruby red grapefruit (I'd buy the yellow grapefruit if they had them), a Meyer Lemon, and a Calamondin Orange
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December 31, 2012
1 year ago
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Excellent Tree for any home
My tree has begun to flower. Couldn't be any happier with the growth and beauty.
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November 9, 2014
newark, NJ, US
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I received my blood orange tree yesterday; it was kind of compacted when I just took it out of the box; after one night sitting in my living room, all leaves and branches stretched out, looks very healthy and happy. The branches are full of new shoots; I ordered 4 - 5 ft and the one I got is slightly over 5 ft from floor to tip. I live in north New Jersey and I ordered it at the coldest season of the year, still the tree looks great. I am happy with the tree so far and I will enter a follow up review after a few months
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December 31, 2012
1 year ago
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I received this tree a little over a year ago. It was a bit tricky keeping it inside over the winter but I followed the planting guide here and it made it. Shipping was FGT's usual superb job and it came quickly and in an armored cardboard box, protected perfectly. This summer the tree has flourished, with new leaves and branches. I am hoping for flowers late this fall and fingers crossed for a fruit set or two. Thanks for excellent stock
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
We ordered this tree and it came in excellent conditions. Because of the cold (zone 7) we have brought it inside the home and it is doing very well. I have two oranges on it but I am not sure if they are going to mature since the tree is no longer outside. The tree is beautiful and it looks great in our living room. Oh and the smell of the flowers is like nothing I have ever smelled...out of this world, just plain awesome
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December 31, 2012
4 years ago
I have ordered two of these, a 3-4ft and a 4-5ft. In January the smaller tree started to bloom and then almost all of the leaves fell off. The taller tree started loosing it's leaves in March and then started budding here in April. Not sure what caused the leaf drop, but both trees recovered quickly and are now doing great
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December 31, 2012
1 year ago
I received my blood orange tree a few days ago it came in great condition. There were no broken branches due to the care FGT took in packaging it. The tree was very healthy and full. I am very pleased with this purchase. Fast shipping and great service.
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
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Too soon to tell
I ordered a 3-yr old blood orange tree and a 3-yr old Meyer lemon tree. Both arrived quickly, well packaged, and in good health. Because I live in MI, I planted them in pots. They spent the summer on my deck, and were recently moved indoors as the temperatures dropped. I've had them about 4 months now, and while they look fairly healthy, they haven't shown very many signs of growth yet. Slightly disappointing but perhaps to be expected. The orange tree came nicely shaped; the lemon tree, not so much. I'm hoping to be able to make it look better once it starts growing more. The orange tree hasn't bloomed (not showing any signs it wants to either). The lemon tree just recently put out flowers all over. I have yet to fertilize them. Maybe it'll give them a boost when I do. I'm hopeful they'll do well this winter. I don't expect a bumper crop on trees that small/young, but a handful of homegrown citrus would be super nice! Time will tell :)
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October 7, 2014
Ann Arbor, MI, US
10 months ago
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Why aren't my blood oranges red inside this year?
Sooby on Dec 1, 2014
Do you have to buy these trees in pairs for pollination ?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2014
Best Answer: My answer: I don't know why I have purchased a pair of BLOOD ORANGE TREE. The only thing I know for sure that I just love the sweet taste of it. I don't have any experiences in gardening. I just want trying myself if I had a "green thumb" on these fruit trees.
Please advise me should these trees need a pollination?
Thank you.
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do you need to buy two blood orange trees in order to get fruit?
Beverly H on Apr 19, 2015
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How often citrus tree need watering?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: I am not a citrus expert by any means but here is what I do with my tree. Citrus like well draining soil and can get root rot if the dirt is kept too wet. When the first inch of the soil is really dry is when I tend to water mine which is on average once a week. If you search online there is a citrus forum that is on gardenweb. They have tons of info. on how to keep your tree happy. :-)
Reply · Report · Sarah M on Jun 6, 2014
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I have a lot of squires in my neighborhood. What kind of protection do you suggest?
Willie J on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: I guess would depends on if you plant it in a container or ground. I have not had any problems at all so far.
Reply · Report · Marvin M on Jun 11, 2014
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We have a home in zone 9 would love to plant the tree now (Feb). then we leave for the North in April. If we planted and watered well now, would the tree survive without additional care like us watering until next Oct or Nov?
Renee O on Feb 5, 2015
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what type/how big of pot for blood orange?
A shopper on Sep 18, 2014
Best Answer: Hello - As an initial matter, I would NOT recommend this tree. While it did grow fast and bear fruit--the fruit was neither a blood orange or a full orange--whatever the tree had been grafted to took over and the fruit was a hybrid mess. Having said that - if you still intend to make the purchase, the size of the pot you use depends on the size of the tree you purchase. Just make sure you don't use one too small the roots want to have room to grow. There are good directions that come with the tree that will guide you. If you do plant it in too small of a pot initially, you can certainly re-pot once the tree is established and starts to grow. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Cary R on Sep 18, 2014
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How can I make my blood orange tree bloom? .have it for 7 years never give me fruit?
A shopper on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: Hi. I was asked to respond to your question because I bought a blood orange from this nursery two years ago. This year I have one large marble-sized blood orange on my tree for the first time so I can't say I have had great success either. However, I did fertilize it about once a month all summer long and put it in a very sunny spot in my backyard. For the first time the branches are filling out really nicely with big healthy leaves so I am hopeful that by next year it will bear more fruit.
Reply · Report · Priscilla R on Aug 21, 2014
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can I grow in a pot, zone 10?
Michael D on Nov 7, 2014
Best Answer: yes, but make sure you use well drain soil like cactus potting soil
Reply · Report · eddy h on Nov 24, 2014
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When is the recommended outdoor planting time in zone 8b?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: Blood orange trees can be delicate, especially after the shock of delivery. Since zone b is mostly in in the south, It should be warm enough to plant them earlier, perhaps mid or late march. Blood oranges are Citrus trees, and because of that they LOVE water. If you live in a more arid part of the south, make sure to water frequently.
Reply · Report · Devin H on Sep 2, 2014
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Scratch this question it was sent before reading the zone thanks. I have a lot of squires in my neighborhood. What kind of protection do you suggest?
Willie J on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: If you have a family dog let is our in the yard, dogs scare squirrels away. You can put a tree net or fence up. You can set out squirrel feeders to create another food source to distract them away from your tree. Also you can spray your tree with a mixture of cayenne pepper soup to keep them away.
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
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late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.