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Cara Cara Orange TreeCitrus sinesis 'Cara Cara'

66 reviews
  • Cara Cara Orange Tree
  • Cara Cara Orange Tree

    Cara Cara is a winter orange.

  • Cara Cara Orange Tree

    Your orange tree will have very fragrant blossoms.

  • Cara Cara Orange Tree

    Cara Cara are a type of navel orange and are seedless!

  • Cara Cara Orange Tree

    Cara Cara Oranges have a sweet flavor with a hint of berry.

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Cara Cara Orange TreeCitrus sinesis 'Cara Cara'

66 reviews
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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 FastGrowingTrees.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.

FAQs

How fast does a Cara Cara Orange Tree grow?

Cara Cara Orange Trees grow at a moderate rate, putting on around 2 feet of growth per year in ideal conditions.

How long does it take for a Cara Cara Orange Tree to produce fruit?

Fruiting depends on many factors like the environment, pollinators and nutrients, not just age. Younger trees have the ability to produce fruit around 3 years of age, and as the tree grows, you can expect more regular and larger harvests, provided that the needs of the tree are met.

Where can you grow Cara Cara Oranges?

Cara Cara Oranges grow well in Zones 8-11 or in colder areas in a container. They need well-draining soil and around 8 hours of sunlight per day.

Shipping Details

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.

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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, AL, CA, FL, GA, LA, TX, OR
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℉)

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LK
06/21/2022
Leslie K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So far, so good

Packaged well, plant looked and still looks great.

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06/17/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Came in as advertised

The height was delivered as advertised but part of the branch was broken. FGT was kind enough to speak to me about this. After about 2-3 weeks it's start to branch out with new growth.

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05/26/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Still waiting

The tree arrived healthy and well packed. I’m southern New Mexico so it is already hot and dry. I’ve been watering and misting but, so far, the tree still looks good, but no new growth. I’m waiting

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05/24/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Excellent Fruit Tree

Tree came in great shape, plenty of leaves and very healthy.Love it.

DT
04/06/2022
David T.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Cara Cara

Very nice trees