Washington Navel Orange Citrus Tree
Enjoy these large, sweet and delicious Oranges on your Washington Navel Orange tree. Seedless and very juicy, these are a wonderful mid-winter treat.
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Latin Name: Citrus sinensis
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 production. Trees grown on Flying Dragon will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted. *Our Washington Navel Orange trees in 12″ tree pots are grafted onto C-35, a very cold hardy rootstock but one that will grow into a slightly larger tree than those grafted onto Flying Dragon.*
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile. You can help your plant set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: Hardy to about 20-25° F. We recommend bringing into a well-lit and protected location in late fall before hard frosts occur.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-5 ft.
Taste: Sweet, very juicy
Fruit Skin: Orange
Fruit Flesh: Orange
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Winter to early spring.
Yield: 40+ 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 plants.
USDA Zone: 9