CITRUS ORANGE CARA CARA BLOOD

SKU: KGC01344

Size: 4 L
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Sale price$45.00

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Description

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.

Botanical Name Citrus x sinensis (maxima x reticulata)
Common Name  Blood Orange
Cultivar Cara Cara
Classification
Citrus
PBR Name
Origin Southern China, North-east India, Myanmar
Foliage Evergreen
Height 3 - 5 M
Width 3 - 5 M
Light Best grown in full sun, will tolerate part shade
Soil Well-draining sandy/loamy soil enriched with compost. Use a premium potting mix if planting in a pot.
Water Requirement Water regularly and consistantly through warm weather to produce juicy fruit and prevent splitting.
Lifespan Perennial
Flower Colour White with purple tinges
Flower Time Djilba (Early Spring) - Bunuru (Late Summer)
Toxicity 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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