Tarocco # 7 Blood Orange is the largest of the Blood Oranges. Tarocco # 7 Blood Orange fruit is deep orange, juicy, and delicious. Sweet, with a hint of tartness, the flesh turns a striking deep red when ripe.
Latin Name: Citrus sinensis
Site and Soil: Citrus trees want to be in the sun or bright light, either when they are outside or when you bring them inside for the winter. Potting soil should be coarse and well drained. For best results, use our Citrus and Fruit Tree fertilizer.
Rootstock Description: Flying Dragon is a hardy and very dwarfing rootstock for Citrus. Trees grown on Flying Dragon will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height.
Pollination Requirements: Tarocco #7 Blood Orange is self-fertile. If it is blooming inside in the winter, you can play bee and hand pollinate it by taking a small soft brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: We recommend bringing Tarocco #7 to a well-lit and protected location in late fall before hard frosts occur.
Bearing Age: 1-2 yrs.
Size at Maturity: 3-5 ft.
Ripening Time: Winter
Yield: 20+ fruit
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
Sunset Western Zone: 8, 9, 12-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: All Zones, Indoors in winter