||Citrus sinensis 'Cara Cara'
||Cara Cara Orange
The Cara Cara is an early season favorite navel orange. Lovely pink flesh is seedless and low acid. The intoxicating fragrant blooms will fill the air in spring.
The dwarf variety is perfect for container gardening. With fragrant blooms, deep, glossy green leaves and beautiful orange fruit, this will provide year round interest in your garden or home.
Fragrant, long-blooming citrus trees are perfect for the Northern California garden. Their evergreen nature provides rich green color all year round. Not to mention the abundant and delicious fruit you will harvest.
||Cara Cara is less tangy than other navel oranges due to its low acidity. Very sweet with red berry overtones. The flesh is a lovely pink color.
||Upright or Bushy, depending on pruning. Moderate grower.
||Container, espalier, ground
||Full Sun (minimum 6 hours, 8+ is preferred).
||Moist, very well-draining soil. Never soggy; make sure not to over-water. Prefers deep, infrequent watering to sporadic light watering.
|Planting and Care Tip:
||All citrus require full sun. Citrus are heavy feeders. Fertilize in late winter before bloom and regularly throughout growing season. Do not fertilize in winter. Prune in early spring, after fear of frost to desired shape. Newly planted should not be pruned for the first 2-3 years, except to remove suckers below the scion graft.
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