Citrus tree Blood Orange
The smallish fruit ripens mid-winter and has a distinctive tang with the red pigmentation. The tree is also small and bushy, making it suitable for pots or a small garden.
Beautiful small tree around 3-6m tall. Shiny deep green foliage sets off highly fragrant white spring blossom. Fruit take 10-12 months to turn orange indicating their ripeness. Suited to light, fertile, free draining soils in full sun, Water generously by deep soaking over hot months. Frost toleraOrange Cultural Notesnt. Use citrus fertiliser in early spring and early autumn.
• eat fruit fresh or squeeze for juice • rind and juice used in cakes, biscuits, sauces, stuffing or marinades :