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Blood Orange Tree

Citrus sinesis 'Moro'

$59.95

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-t- Planting Mix
Blood Orange Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Blood 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
$6.95
-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.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95
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.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Spacing:

4 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Harvest Time:

January-February

Fruit Color:

Orange

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Citrus sinesis 'Moro'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ, CA, FL, LA, TX



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

Flavorful - Juicy Oranges

- Unique Color and Flavor
- Numerous Health Benefits
- Cold Hardy: Low Maintenance

Crimson Orange Bursts with Flavor
These Blood Oranges are different than most oranges when it comes to appearance and taste. Thought to be a hybrid between a tangerine and a pomelo, they have a distinct red colored flesh. That's not the only thing that sets them apart from other oranges; they're also exceptionally juicy with a flavor similar to a raspberry.  Chefs and bakers prefer them for making marmalade and salad dressings.  They're also chosen when a dish calls for zest.

Packed with Vitamins
If you have trouble getting in your recommended daily intake of vitamins, then this tree will be a delicious way to remember to do so.  You'll look forward to peeling back the rind to enjoy a snack that's also doing the body good! They have a significantly large amount of anti-oxidants due to their pigmentation; and are a great source of thiamine, folate, calcium and Vitamin C.  That's not all!  Just one Blood Orange can provide 28% of the recommended fiber consumption.


Grow them Anywhere
They put on a beautiful show of blossoms each spring!  Florida and California residents aren't the only ones who can successfully grow and enjoy these Blood Orange trees.  They're cold hardy, meaning they can withstand cold temperatures down to 20°.  If you live in Zones 4-11. we recommend you grow them in a container so that you can bring them indoors when the temperatures drop.  You'll love them inside just as much - for they have a strong citrus fragrance that can literally permeate your entire home with a fresh scent.

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Grown and nurtured here, so your tree arrives ready to produce the very first season. We're known for shipping these trees with care. Yours will arrive in great condition and ready for you to plant. This is a popular item, so order while we still have them.

 





Blood Orange Tree Pollination

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

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Customer Reviews

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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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
6
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 7 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Excellent Tree for any home
My tree has begun to flower. Couldn't be any happier with the growth and beauty.
November 9, 2014
newark, NJ
Growing Zone:
7
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 4 years ago
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
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Nice Tree
My tree arrived delivered from UPS in a scary condition. The box looked like it was air dropped and that the tree would have been broken in half. However it was packed well and the tree survived with only some dirt thrown around and some roots exposed. I have the tree potted and have added some organic fertilizer. I have one orange growing on it. I'm very happy to see that it has fruit even as a small tree and after its tough arrival. I plan to buy more! Happy growing.
July 29, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years 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.
January 1, 2013
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Fun Plant to Have
We have had great luck growing citrus in containers and the Blood Orange is no exception. We have had it two years now. It only had two oranges last year, but has about two dozen this year. Not bad for a thirty inch tree. We bring it in as a house plant during the winter and place it on the front porch during the Spring and Summer.
September 13, 2015
Eagle Mountain, UT
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
6

Planting & Care



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


Blood Orange Tree Planting Diretions

The Blood Orange (Citrus sinesis 'Moro') is an easy to grow, delicious, healthy orange named for its blood-like appearance when cut open. Blood oranges are among some of the sweetest, healthiest citrus to date and their blooms will fill your yard with a heavenly aroma that will stop passersbys in their tracks as they pass. This full sun loving, moderate grower is most commonly planted outdoors in USDA growing zones 8-11 but are also appreciated for being successfully container grown in colder areas of the country. They fully mature to a height/width of 8-12 feet tall which classifies them as a semi-dwarf so some periodic repotting may be necessary but totally worth it for some of the tastiest oranges available on the market.

Seasonal Information: Blood 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 Blood 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 Blood 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 Blood 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 its original pot and gently place 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: Blood 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 over watering 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 Blood 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 off naturally and the fruit will begin to form.

Fertilization: Feed your Blood 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 Blood 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 Blood 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 Blood Orange.

Planting & Care

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I have one that's 10 years old love them
barbara b on Feb 23, 2018
Children love oranges
TwiWanda D on Feb 10, 2018
I have one that's 10 years old love them
barbara b on Feb 23, 2018
Favorite
sam b on Feb 16, 2018
Children love oranges
TwiWanda D on Feb 10, 2018
It is gift for my daughter. She turn 30, she love it. Please, sent good plant. ThAnk you..
Natalia C on Feb 9, 2018
Love eating these. Wanted to grow them.
Lori B on Feb 4, 2018
These oranges got rave reviews online so I had to buy a tree.
Robert G on Jan 6, 2018
The best
Rosemary P on Jan 5, 2018
Love how they taste
karen m on Dec 12, 2017
My kids love oranges so I wanted them to experience something a bit different. Especially when they will be able to pick it themselves
Sam J on Oct 23, 2017
I have tasted them before and prefer the taste other oranges, they can tolerate southeast Oklahoma temps.
Hoby H on Sep 19, 2017
Ordered for my mother who lives in Mississippi.
Walter M on Aug 16, 2017
More sugar than others
Aaron B on Jul 13, 2017
had them in Spain
Thomas M on Jun 23, 2017
I like fresh citrus
Jonathan B E on May 18, 2017
Have never had them
KJ S on Mar 31, 2017
My order could be free !
Carlos M on Mar 25, 2017
Taste
David T on Mar 15, 2017
Hard to find sweet juicy in the grocery store
Connie V on Jan 6, 2017
Evil
Dawn C on Nov 25, 2016
I love the way they taste.
Amy H on Oct 29, 2016
This appears to be the only orange that states in can grow in this area.
Richard P on Oct 28, 2016
To add variety to my collection,
Fast Growing Trees has been a great company as this will be my 5th tree from them
Donald T on Oct 23, 2016
Our favorite orange
Eva G on Oct 18, 2016
had family send citrus from FL. for years now they are gone want to grow my own will be nice in the kitchen
jeff q on Oct 15, 2016
Beautiful fruit, grand daughter likes to cook with them.
craig m on Aug 20, 2016
Like how it taste favorite orange
Carol E on Jul 22, 2016
as above
Phyllis M on Jun 17, 2016
I read in "the land where lemons grow" about the significant health benefits of the blood orange. Also, the way the citrus trees in pots were described made them not seem so intimidating.
Liz B on Apr 18, 2016
The best orange I have ever had !
Linda S on Mar 19, 2016
went with the ex !
David M on Mar 2, 2016
We recently visited a family member who had one of these trees in his yard. He said the tree was only about 5 years old. It was already 10-12 feet tall and had an abundance of oranges on it! Our kids loved them so much that we had to have one!
Jonathan D on Feb 13, 2016
Everyone NEEDS Vit C.... this is a bodies lifeline! :)
Allison L on Nov 19, 2015
It is something I have not seen before, so I decided to give it a try.
Chad W on Nov 10, 2015
I really like blood oranges. First tried in Italy, but can't find in local markets.
Denny C on Oct 7, 2015
Favorite
sam b on Feb 16, 2018
It is gift for my daughter. She turn 30, she love it. Please, sent good plant. ThAnk you..
Natalia C on Feb 9, 2018
Why aren't my blood oranges red inside this year?
Sooby on Dec 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It could be the temperature, they didn't have cool enough winters to develop the anthocyanins. They need dry hot summers along with almost freezing temperatures at night with high day temperatures. The stress the tree endures forces the tree to develop the anthoycanins that make them red on the inside.
do you need to buy two blood orange trees in order to get fruit?
Beverly H on Apr 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Citrus are self fertile so you will only need one, however, they are each more prolific if you have two.
I live in Virginia Beach, VA (zone 8), will the Moro likely survive being ground planted year round?
Dennis F on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees will thrive in a zone 8. If the winter is more harsh than usual you will want to winterize it.
Are these seed started or grafted trees?
Michael E on Jan 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Grafted... mine arrived in a box and had a few pieces on it the first year... not sure what this really cold winter is gonna do to it but hopefully it survives
Do you know if the oranges are sweet?
Cathy L on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are not as sweet as a navel orange or a tangerine. But as they ripen, they do get sweeter. It's not exactly a tart flavor either, even if they are a little green. They are one of my favorite orange varietal.
Is this tree a self-pollinator?
Dennis F on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, most all citrus are. With that being said they work best and will be more prolific in pairs.
Hey i live in zone 8 Georgia would i be able to just leave it outdoors and plant it in the ground?
Antonio19 on Apr 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Growing Zones for outdoors are 8 to 11 and it is cold hardy down to 20 degrees F.
I live in the zone 4-11 what would I do with it in the winter?
Becky on Jan 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have mine in a big pot on a dolly with wheels I put mine in garage in winter this tree has a lot of thorns on it
I have citrus tree planted outdoor it's about 5 to 6 ft hight ,about 3ft in width the temperature got down to 25 degree or lower , and the leaves withered. Doing the spring will it be okay, for as new leaves and blooming?
Ulysses Dixon
Ulysses D on Jan 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should bounce back if you see new leaves and blooming. You also do the scratch test to make sure its still alive. Scratch at the bottom of the trunk if its green underneath its alive, if its brown unfortunately its dead.
Can this tree be planted in a large patio container?
Gail K on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant it in a large container.

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