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Dwarf Blood Orange Tarocco Ippolito


Tarocco Ippolito is a remarkable mid-season Blood Orange variety hailing from Italy. These oranges are best suited for Mediterranean climates but can also be grown in subtropical and temperate regions. They bear slightly smaller oranges than a regular orange fruit.

Tarocco Ippolito are known for their unique flavour, sweetness, and deep red flesh tone, resulting from anthocyanins that develop best in cooler climates. The SA Blood Orange variety ripens from July to October, and when it’s ripe, both its flesh and skin are blushed red. This variety is known for its great taste and colour. Although slightly smaller, these fruits have a thin skin that covers segmented flesh with few seeds.

This dwarf variety will grow to a height of between 1.5m to 2.5m.

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Blood oranges require at least 6-8 hours of full sunlight daily (at least 6-8hrs) for optimal growth.


Plant your Orange tree in well-draining soil. A slightly acidic to neutral pH is ideal; therefore, adding 1-2 bags of acid compost is recommended. If you decide to use a pot, make sure to use high-quality potting soil and acid compost, and choose a pot with proper drainage that is large enough.


Ensure the soil is consistently moist without overwatering it. Water deeply and allow to dry out slightly between watering, especially during dry periods.


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


Prune your Tarocco Ipolito Blood Orange tree to shape and remove any dead or diseased branches. Pruning also helps improve air circulation within the canopy.

Protection from Frost: 

If you’re in an area with frost, protect your blood orange tree by covering it during cold nights.

Pest and Disease Management: 

It is important to watch out for pests like aphids, scale insects, and mites. Although the Tarocco Ipolito Blood Orange rarely cause any problems.

If you notice any infestations, like 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.


Tarocco Ipolito Blood Oranges are usually ready for harvesting during late winter or early spring, depending on your region’s climate. You should pick the fruit when it attains its characteristic deep red colour and enjoy it fresh or in various culinary preparations.

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 70 cm
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