Orange - Cara Cara 250mm Pot Orange - Cara Cara 250mm Pot

Orange - Cara Cara 250mm Pot

Product Code : 9883201598818_1

Orange - Cara Cara 250mm Pot

Citrus sinensis

Description of plant at maturity:
Popularity: The Cara Cara is a red fleshed navel, becoming the most popular Blood Orange in Australia. Early maturing variety.

Fruit: The Cara Cara offers large, sweet, seedless fruit. Sweetness develops as it ripens.

Tree: The Cara Cara Blood Orange will only grow to 2m. It tends to be quite thorny.

Main Harvest: Cara Cara will produce its main crop in Winter.

Uses: The Cara Cara is popular for eating fresh and for adding ornamental value to the garden. It''s small size makes it well suited to planting in large containers.

Care: Water during the warmer months, especially when fruits are forming. In container water three to four days, more often in hot weather. Do no water the trunk. Fertilise in spring and late summer – early autumn with a fertiliser high in nitrogen, do not allow to touch trunk. Prune in late spring removing inside and weak growth and to shape the tree.

Planting: Add organic matter to the soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remover plant from container and place into the hole so the soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in well even if the soil is moist. If planting in containers use a premium potting mix. The container should be a minimum size of approximately 60cm x 60cm.

Watering: Moderate water requirement

Position: Plant in a sunny position with well drained soil and sheltered from strong winds.

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Categories: Oranges