This strikingly large fruit is a cross between a Pummelo and Grapefruit. Oroblanco Citrus features deliciously sweet flesh without the typical bitter aftertaste of Grapefruit. Eat this flavorful fruit like a Grapefruit or peeled into segments like an Orange.
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Latin Name: Citrus hybrid
Site and Soil: In spring, summer and fall, keep your potted Citrus in a location with 1/2 day to full sun. In the winter, place your plant in a well-lit room. Potting soil should be coarse, acidic, and well-drained.
Rootstock Description: Flying Dragon is a hardy and very dwarfing rootstock for Citrus that induces very early flowering and fruit procuction. Trees grown on Flying Dragon will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile. You can help it set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: Oroblanco should be hardy to at least 30° F. We recommend moving it to a well-lit and protected location in the fall before frosts occur.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft.
Bloom Time: Winter to early spring
Ripening Time: December to March
Yield: 20-30 fruit
Care: Fertilize with citrus mix 3-4 times per year with typical applications in late winter (Jan-Feb), late spring (May-June) and early fall (Sept-Oct).
Pests & Diseases: While outside, Citrus plants will likely not be bothered by insect pests. Be on the lookout for slugs. Indoors, Citrus can have mites and/or aphids. Watch carefully for any problems and treat with an insecticidal soap or wash them off. We have not seen any disease problems on our Citrus varieties.
USDA Zone: 9