The "Cara Cara Blood" cultivar of Blood Orange (Citrus x sinensis) is a feast for both the eyes and the palate, known for its distinct blood navel orange appearance with captivating deep reddish-pink flesh. This mid-season fruiting variety sets itself apart with a unique berry-like flavour, an enticing juiciness, and the added advantage of being virtually seedless. The easy-to-peel thin skin further adds to its charm, making it a garden favourite.
Ideal for planting both in the ground and pots, the "Cara Cara Blood" requires consistent hydration from Kambarang to Djeran (spring to autumn) to thrive. If choosing ground planting, integrating a soil conditioner is highly recommended for sandy soils to promote optimal growth. During Djilba (late winter to spring), a light application of citrus fertiliser will greatly benefit the tree, ensuring a luscious harvest when the time comes.
|Citrus x sinensis (maxima x reticulata)
|Southern China, North-east India, Myanmar
|3 - 5 M
|3 - 5 M
|Best grown in full sun, will tolerate part shade
|Well-draining sandy/loamy soil enriched with compost. Use a premium potting mix if planting in a pot.
|Water regularly and consistantly through warm weather to produce juicy fruit and prevent splitting.
|White with purple tinges
|Djilba (Early Spring) - Bunuru (Late Summer)
|All citrus fruit is toxic to cats. Lemons are toxic to dogs. Grapefruit can interfere with certain medications in humans. Non-fruiting parts of citrus plants are non-toxic. Citrus can have sharp thorns which can puncture skin.
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