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Cara Cara Orange Tree

Citrus sinesis 'Cara Cara'


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  • 1 yr. - Fruit Bearing Size

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-t- Planting Mix
Cara Cara Orange Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Cara Cara Orange Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-12 ft.

Mature Width:

8-12 ft.


Full Sun


10 ft.

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Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Citrus sinesis 'Cara Cara'

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Also Known as the "Red-Fleshed Navel Orange"

If you are looking for Orange perfection - You will find it in the Cara Cara Orange Tree.

This incredible citrus has a bright pink flesh that is as sweet as it is colorful. Once you've tasted the fruit of the Cara Cara, you won't be satisfied with any other orange.

You can grow your Cara Cara in containers on the patio or plant them in ground.

They are sure to beautify your landscape with their glossy green, variegated leaves, red-brown stems and bark, and the seasonal burst of color, added by these incredible navel oranges as they ripen.

You can successfully grow your Cara Cara Orange Tree indoors; Just place it near a sunny window, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

The Cara Cara is a true winner in the world of citrus. It is low in acid, exceptionally sweet, fast growing, and has a compact growth habit.

If you love oranges, you owe it to yourself to plant your very own Cara Cara Orange Tree.

  • Hardy
  • Seedless
  • Low Maintenance
  • Abundant Fruit Production
  • Fragrant Blossoms
  • Sweet, Pink, Juicy Fruit

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Cara Cara Orange Tree Pollination

Cara Cara Orange Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Cara Cara Orange Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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Great Fruit
The tree came in excellent condition! Nothing was tossed or broken and after one night the tree stretched out. I ordered the 2-3 foot one and got suit the first year. I was skeptical because there were no reviews but the fruit is delicious! It has the bright happy pink flesh of a blood orange with a sweet tangy taste like a strawberry. it's delicious, I ate them as a snack and baked with them. Overall it was definitely a great choice!
June 27, 2016
Bergen County, NJ
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Nice plant but a little bug problem
Beautiful tree huge bug problem. Came with nice beatifull leaves that had a few bug holes in them. I assumed because bugs had eaten the leaves that they had shipped with the plant.sure enough the before I removed the plant from the plastic bag it came in I could see lots of little bugs and larve crawling around and once I removed the plant I saw a huge catipillar looking worm (probably what ate the leaves) by the roots. This is my 7th plant from FGT. They are a really good company which is why I keep ordering but this particular order wasn't the best.if I was planting this outside the bugs wouldn't matter as much but because this is going inside my apartment it kind of irks me. I'm not saying they should check every plant for bugs but in cases like this where there are huge holes on different parts of the leaf I think a quick check before packing would have at least caught the huge worm. None of my other 6 plants had bugs so so far still an amazing company but this particular order wasn't the best
April 3, 2017
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It came perfectly packaged. I got the 2-3ft Cara Cara Tree. Its been about 3 weeks and it has a bunch of new growth and is doing great!!
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July 30, 2017
6 months ago
I should have protected to plants better in a cold spell but thankfully the plant was only set back.
May 5, 2017
11 months ago
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Doing great!
July 7, 2017
7 months ago
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Healthy tree
Arrived healthy and i love it. Slow growth but will grow into a wonderful tree.
July 12, 2017
7 months ago
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Growing great in a container. Starting to see new growth and hopefully next year will see some fruit
September 19, 2017
5 months ago
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simply, very nice.
May 31, 2017
8 months ago
Received my Cara in GREAT healthy condition mid Feb. 2017, see pic attached, was a Valentine's gift for hubby, very pleased. It has grown about 1 1/2' - 2' taller and gotten bushier, need to stake the top already, falling over. Can't wait until it gets big enough to produce some fruit!
May 9, 2017
11 months ago
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First Timer
I bought this tree late summer and transplanted it to a larger pot in the fall. Currently sitting inside near a sunny location. Although losing some of the bottom leaves the top ones look healthy. I will await to see what progress I have this year. Although I can plant it outside here in Eastern Carolina I might transplant it to a large pot and grow on my deck and bring in over the winter. I will update on it's progress,
December 30, 2016
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cara Cara Orange Tree

Cara Cara Orange Tree Planting Diretions

The Cara Cara Orange Tree (Citrus sinesis 'Cara Cara') is a low maintenance, hardy citrus tree that produces an abundance of seedless, flavorful oranges. This full sun loving, semi-dwarf tree is commonly planted in USDA growing zones 8-11 but can also be container grown and brought indoors if you’re in an area that gets too cold during the winter season. The Cara Cara is a moderately fast grower and will mature to a height/width of 8-12 feet so if container grown, there will be the need for periodic re-potting. The fruit is lower in citric acid in comparison to other oranges but highly sought after for its delicious, exceptionally sweet flavor and fragrant blooms.

Seasonal Information: Cara Cara Orange trees will do best in warmer climates as it is classified as a tropical plant. Zones 8 to 11 are ideal for outdoor planting. However, if you do experience cold winters, plant your Cara Cara Orange tree in a container and bring it inside for the fall and winter seasons. We recommend planting in Spring through Fall for outdoors since they are sensitive to colder temperatures.

Selecting a location: Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight, 6-8 hours per day is best. They can tolerate some shade, but thrive in full sun. You'll want to ensure trees are spaced 8-10 feet apart if planting more than one. These trees also do better in areas with high humidity so you may also need to create humidity for your tree by misting the leaves daily with water. Potted plants do enjoy a daily misting for humidity but placing a tray with rocks filled with water under the plant will feed humidity to the tree as the water evaporates.

Planting Directions (in Ground): If you are located in zones 8-11 and your winter temperatures stay consistently warm, your Cara Cara Orange will do well being planting outside in the ground. Be sure the area has well draining soil.

1) Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root system.
2) Place the tree in the hole and back fill it with your sandy, well-draining, acidic soil. If you have clay soil, try amending it with sand, stone, perlite or fine potting soil.
3) Tamp the soil down as you back fill the hole to cut back on any pockets from forming.
4) After planting, be sure to give your Cara Cara Orange tree a deep watering for about 5 minutes. Mulching around the tree will help insulate the roots and keep your plant warm in the colder winter months as well.

Planting Instructions (potted): If your winter temperatures are consistently below 40 degrees, plant your tree in a container that can easily be brought outside in the summer months and inside in the winter. A planter with built-in casters is a good choice so it can easily be moved. Choose a pot slightly larger than what it was shipped in that has plenty of holes in the bottom to allow for drainage. Be sure to plant in well-draining potting soil preferably recommended for acid loving citrus plants.

1) Fill your pot halfway with soil. Remove the tree from it's original pot and gently place it in the potting soil.
2) Fill in around the tree with the remainder of the potting soil but be sure not to cover the grafted area of the tree. Leave about an inch from the soil surface to the rim of the pot for easy watering.
3) Lightly pack down the soil. Immediately after planting, give your tree a deep watering until it flows from the holes in the bottom of the pot.
4) Place your tree in an area of your home, preferably a south-facing window, where it is going to get plenty of sunlight. Supplement with a grow light if it will not receive at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day. You may also need to create humidity for your tree by placing the pot on a saucer of pebbles or misting the leaves daily with water.

Watering: Cara Cara Oranges do not like wet feet. Be sure to give your tree a deep watering so that it can penetrate into the root system. After watering, allow the top 2-3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Yellowing and droopy leaves is a common sign of overwatering while brown, dry leaves are a sign of under watering. Mulching can help retain the soil moisture and also combat competing grasses/weeds.

For potted Cara Cara Oranges, stick your index finger into the soil down to about 2 inches. If there is moisture present, hold off on watering until it feels more dry at that depth. When ready to water, stop once you see it escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.

Pollination assistance: You can pollinate your indoor trees by hand since most people do not keep a healthy bee population within their home. Simply take a small, dry, fine tipped paint brush and stick it into the center of the bloom. Swirl it around and collect the pollen on the brush. Go to the next bloom and repeat the process until every bloom has been treated. Do this once daily and don’t wash the paintbrush until after the blooms have been pollinated. The bloom will fall of naturally and the fruit will begin to form.

Fertilization: Feed your Cara Cara Orange tree during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus specific fertilizer once every six weeks. Espoma Citrus Tone is highly recommended but any organic fertilizer specifically for citrus should suffice. This will help keep your tree on a healthy growth cycle but also replenish the nutrients in the soil. During the fall and winter season, ease back to fertilizing once every 2-3 months. Once the tree has matured a bit and has got a few years on it, you can skip the cold season fertilization. The same fertilizing regimen should be followed for potted Cara Cara Orange trees as well. Make sure to follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag.

Pruning: Pruning can be done at any time of the year for in ground planted Cara Cara Oranges except in the winter. Make 45-degree angle cuts to remove dead or crossing limbs and also to thin out the tree to allow more light to flow between the branches. “Leggy” looking branches may indicate that there is not enough light getting to the tree’s interior. After the tree fruits, remove any dead wood and ventilate the center of the tree. Remove suckers as they form/grow from the base as they will steal away nutrients from the primary trunk of the tree. Pruning can be done at any time of the year for the potted Cara Cara Orange.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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The Cara Cara Orange tree is supposed to be one of the more nutritious varieties of citrus available. This is via "Eating on the Wild Side" by Jo Robinson.
John L on Jan 12, 2018
We bought a bag of this variety of orange and had to get the tree.
Nick D on Dec 19, 2017
The Cara Cara Orange tree is supposed to be one of the more nutritious varieties of citrus available. This is via "Eating on the Wild Side" by Jo Robinson.
John L on Jan 12, 2018
Received a gift box of these oranges and they were really sweet and juicy.
Robert G on Jan 6, 2018
We bought a bag of this variety of orange and had to get the tree.
Nick D on Dec 19, 2017
This is the best tasting orange I've ever had. So glad I can grow it in my yard.
Candace W on Dec 13, 2017
I've bought these in store, and they taste so sweet, almost like orange starbursts. so I think it'd be cool to grow them myself
bailey t on Nov 20, 2017
I chose this tree because I had never seen an orange like this! I never knew it existed!
lisamarie c on Oct 16, 2017
Getting a greenhouse installed this weekend and these cara cara oranges are delishious and should do well in the greenhouse
Sally H on Sep 27, 2017
This tree just arrived in perfect condition. These look yummy!
Merrily S on Aug 14, 2017
sweet tasting orange
Kelly W on Jul 22, 2017
Had tried these before and loved the flavor
Ruth S on May 29, 2017
Add says very sweet
shan r on May 25, 2017
I like the taste of it, but never received the tree, can't ship to Texas
Leonor M on May 11, 2017
It was the best, sweetest naval orange I have ever tasted. Very low acidity.
Brad B on Apr 12, 2017
This tree was picked, because the tree was named after a special person, and would be a great remembrance.
Cory C on Apr 3, 2017
Unique. Hardy and low maintenance.
Stacy m on Feb 24, 2017
Have been eating these oranges from the grocery store and they are awesome, sweet, juicy and just the right size. Want to try and grow my own!
Debbie B on Feb 13, 2017
Love this fruit
Linda T on Feb 12, 2017
I enjoy the great taste of this orange - better than others that are readily available in the grocery so I thought I'd give growing it a try. I have had excellent success growing potted citrus trees and they are easy to care for so why not add an orange
Monty H on Jan 28, 2017
a fresh orange juice in the morning is good for my Health. No need for additional sweeteners, it is all natural.
Crisanne C on Dec 24, 2016
Backyard Garden
Logan P on Dec 6, 2016
I love the way they taste.
Amy H on Oct 29, 2016
Because Cara Cara Oranges are the best oranges on Earth
Edward C on Sep 17, 2016
As a hardy and extremely delicious orange variation this will be be a welcome addition to my growing fruit and vegetable collection.
Jesse N on Sep 15, 2016
Can't find locally
ROBERT G on Aug 11, 2016
One for myself and one for my son.
Sharon S on Jul 28, 2016
Planting in memory of my Mother whom recently passed away from Breast Cancer, she wanted a fruit tree planted and she loved oranges.
Stormy W on Jul 21, 2016
I chose this fruit because I have tastes some a t school and enjoyed the flavor. I'm a teacher and wanted to grow some in my classroom
James Michael J on Feb 28, 2016
Received a gift box of these oranges and they were really sweet and juicy.
Robert G on Jan 6, 2018
This is the best tasting orange I've ever had. So glad I can grow it in my yard.
Candace W on Dec 13, 2017
Can a potted Cara Cara Orange tree spend Spring and Summer outdoors on the deck and Fall and Winter indoors?
Sammie on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, citrus trees are great for indoor plants during the colder seasons.
If this grows 8-12 feet, how can you grow it indoors when most ceilings are 8-9 ft?
Suzette C on Sep 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: From what I understand, that height is for trees growing in the ground. Growing it in a container will automatically limit the size of the tree. You can also prune if necessary, but only as little as possible to not reduce fruit production.
Is Cara Cara self pollination?
Mercedes M on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is self pollinating.
is this a year round patio tree?
jeff q on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: For zones 8-11 you can keep it out doors, for zones 4-7 you would need to bring indoors in the winter.
Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
does it grow indoors?
Nubia A on Jul 15, 2015
It is zoned 4-11 as a patio plant. On the patio during spring and summer after your last frost and indoors just before your first frost.
Is this the DWARF variety?
John S on Jan 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The mature height is 8-12ft tall. You can prune it to your desired height.
Is another cara cara the best option for cross pollination (if trying to secure more prolific crop) or will another navel work? like the washington for example?
rchel c on Jan 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Cara Cara is self pollinating. No need for another tree or hand pollination required.
If I buy the 2-3' Cara Cara tree , how many years until it will give fruit ?
Karen S on Aug 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It can take up to 2-3 years to produce.

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