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Cara Cara Orange Tree Citrus sinesis 'Cara Cara'


  • Cara Cara Orange Tree
  • Cara Cara Orange Tree

Product Details

Mature Height: 8 ft. pruned
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Moderate
Harvest Time: November-February
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st year!
Botanical Name: Citrus sinesis 'Cara Cara'
Does Not Ship To: AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

Product Description

The Red-Fleshed Navel Orange

Why Cara Cara Orange Trees?

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 Orange Tree, you won't be satisfied with any other orange.

You can grow your compact Cara Cara in containers on the patio or plant them in ground. So, the Cara Cara is easy, too. Just place it near a sunny window, and enjoy the fruits of your labor: Sweet treats that are low in acid, exceptionally tasty, and fast-growing.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

Not only is the Cara Cara Orange Tree hardy, strong and hassle-free, but it's also been planted, grown and shipped with care. We've nurtured each Cara Cara Orange Tree, long before the trees leave our nursery. That means you get a healthy, well-rooted tree that's poised to perform in your own homescape.

You won't get the same experience from your local big box. Don't wait - get the one-of-a-kind Cara Cara Orange Tree today!

Pollination Info

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.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose a location where your tree is going to get plenty of sunlight, 6 to 8 hours per day is best. They can tolerate some shade, but thrive in full sun. 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.

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. 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.

Immediately after planting, give your tree a deep watering until it flows from the holes in the bottom of the pot. Place your tree in an area of your home, preferably a South-facing window, where it is going to get plenty of sunlight.

2. Watering: After watering (usually once or twice weekly), allow the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil to dry out completely before watering again. 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 drier at that depth. When you do water, stop once you see it escaping the drainage holes at the base of the pot.

3. Fertilizing: Feed your Cara Cara Orange Tree during the warmer spring and summer seasons with a citrus-specific fertilizer, like the one included in our Citrus Care Kit, generally once every six weeks. During the fall and winter season, ease back to fertilizing once every 2 to 3 months. Make sure to follow the application instructions written on the fertilizer bag.

4. Pruning: 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.

5. Pollination: Our Caras Caras are self-fertile, but for indoor trees, you can hand pollinate. Simply take a small, dry, fine-tipped paintbrush and stick it into the center of each Cara Cara 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.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zone 5 Week of April 10th
Zone 6 Week of March 29th
Zones 7 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
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$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129.00-$148.99 $39.95
$149.00-$178.99 $49.95
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RS
02/25/2021
Robert S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Beautiful

Fast delivery, great packaging, tree looks beautiful. I've planted it along with others. I can't wait to start seeing fruit.

J
02/16/2021
Jo
United States United States
I recommend this product
Cara cara oranges

This is my 2nd year buying fruit tress from FGT. I’m absolutely impressed from how the plants are well packaged and arrived very healthy! These are my oranges that was ordered and arrived in the dead of winter... very healthy! Thank you FGT!

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Cara Cara Orange Tree Review
JE
02/12/2021
John E.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great packaging and shipping were done perfectly and my trees have been in my greenhouse for about a week and they have multiple blossoms on each one I would highly recommend your services

TF
02/10/2021
Tammy F.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Fast growing

I received my Cara Cara orange tree 12 days ago and it's growing like crazy! The soil was moist and showing new growth when it arrived so I watered sparingly. When I watered the second time, the new growth literally grew an inch overnight. I'm sure my tree will love it once it's warm enough to be outside!

A
01/11/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
Baby Cara Cara has buds!

Already budding after 2 weeks. If the buds produce fruit, I will pinch them off as the plant is too small to support the weight. But really excited to see the baby flowers.

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