The traditional Blood Orange tree is an attractive addition to the garden with dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers and it is a mid-season fruiter.
The fruit of the Blood Orange looks the same or similar to a normal orange and it's only when you cut into it that you see the distinctive shades of bright and deep red. The distribution and intensity of the colour inside are determined by the specific variety, temperature and growing conditions. The depth, distribution and intensity of the red streaks will vary from fruit to fruit even on the same tree.
They make a beautiful addition to a platter, fruit salad or dessert and are also delicious eaten straight from the tree. A juicy sweet and tangy flavour often with notes of raspberry or strawberry.
Read more at our Citrus Fruiting Months page.
Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.
- Propagation Method
- Grafted (find out more)
Tree Options / Variations
We may stock our fruit trees in a variety of options. In general, the advanced and extra-advanced trees are taller and more mature than the standard trees and will likely start fruiting sooner. If you have any questions about which is the best option for you, please contact us to discuss.
Most dwarf fruit trees are pot-friendly and can comfortably be kept to a size that suits smaller spaces like courtyards, balconies and verandas and planted out into smaller spaces.
Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun
- Prefers well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Regular watering whilst the plant is getting established and then moderate watering ongoing and as needed
- Benefits from a good citrus fertiliser applied as directed and mulch around the base of the plant leaving a gap of a few centimetres away from the trunk
Is it suitable for growing in pots?
Yes, it will grow well in large pots.
How much water does it require?
Regular watering for the first 12 months whilst it is becoming established and moderate watering ongoing and as needed.
When will it start fruiting?
18 - 36 months after planting.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
Not sure what to choose? Consider a gift card.