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Dwarf Navel Orange Tree

R590.00

Dwarf Navel Orange trees typically grow to about 1 to 2 metres in ideal conditions. Their compact size makes them suitable for growing in small gardens and patios.

Dwarf orange trees produce small-sized oranges similar in taste and appearance to their full-sized counterparts. The fruit is sweet and juicy and can be eaten fresh or used for culinary purposes like juicing, baking, or garnishing.

Dwarf orange trees require similar care to standard-sized citrus trees. They thrive in well-draining soil and prefer full sun exposure for at least eight hours daily. Regular watering, fertilization, and pruning are essential for their growth and fruit production. When planting dwarf orange trees in containers, it’s important to use a potting mix that allows for good drainage. As the trees grow, they may require repotting.

Orange tree varieties are self-pollinating, which means they can produce fruit without cross-pollination with another citrus tree. However, having multiple citrus trees nearby can increase the chances of pollination and improve fruit set and quality.

While dwarf orange trees are generally more cold-hardy than standard-sized citrus trees, their cold tolerance varies depending on the variety. Some varieties can withstand temperatures as low as -4°C, while others are more sensitive to frost and require protection during colder months.

Dwarf orange trees are an excellent option for citrus enthusiasts with limited space or wanting to grow citrus indoors. They can provide a bountiful harvest of delicious oranges in a compact form with proper care and attention.

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Position – Plant your dwarf navel orange tree in a spot that enjoys full sun and adequate protection from the wind. In order to allow the tree to grow unhindered, plant it 2.5 to 3.5 metres apart from another tree.

 Size – Dwarf orange trees will reach a height of 1.5-2.5 metres. However, these trees can also be grown in a pot (55 litres at least). Orange trees do not like their roots to be disturbed. So, don’t plant other trees, bushes, or flowers too close to them.

 Soil Type – Orange trees need healthy well-drained soil. Add compost to the hole that you dig for your tree so that it is in prime condition to nourish the roots. If you opt for a pot, use quality potting soil & acid compost and a pot with drainage.

 Mulch – Whether your tree is young or well-established, it will benefit from 2 to 5 centimetres of pine bark mulch in the form of  green pine needles, leaves or straw. This mulch protects the roots from UV damage and drying out, retains moisture, and maintains an optimal pH.

 Watering – Orange trees need to be well-watered regularly; those in pots even more so. Generally, your orange tree should get 2.5 to 4 litres of water weekly.

 Fertilising – Give your orange trees the best chance by fertilising them well. Apply slow-release citrus fertilizer during the harvest season and repeat after the fruiting period. Utilising our slow-release fertiliser is a must for citrus; even though it is called berry fertiliser it is for all plants/trees.

 Pruning – Your orange tree will only need pruning to remove dead or diseased limbs or those too close to the ground (around 30 centimetres or less).

 Harvesting – These fruits will ripen from spring to summer and usually continue to bear fruit for decades. The orange should be reasonably easy to pluck from the tree if you gently twist it from the branch.

Pests & Disease – Citrus trees are susceptible to aphids, red spider, and mildew. We recommend Effective Microorganisms to prevent the spread of these pests and diseases. It is organic and more affordable than most other products.

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 70 cm
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