Pineapple Orange

Pineapple Orange

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The Pineapple Orange is the oldest cultivated citrus variety in Florida, originating from seedlings planted around 1860 in Citra, Florida.  The subtropical evergreen fruit tree is highly productive and cold hardy to 26 degrees, this thornless member of the Rutaceae (Citrus) family matures mid-season with a rich, sweet flavored fruit that many favor for snacking and juicing.  Pineapple Orange fruit is medium to large size, round to oval, orange color, pebbly peel. 

Its name originates from the delicate pineapple fragrance the blossoms emit, but the fruit itself doesn't taste like pineapple.  The Pineapple Orange is an excellent pollinator and ornamental addition, blossoming under dense canopies and creating a mid-season fruit which markets stock as a principal variety. The fruit bears an orange, medium-thick rind with a pebbled, aromatic exterior. Inside, the moderately seedy Pineapple Orange comes equipped with picturesque juicy flesh worthy of admiration and a spot in your Florida backyard!

Planting, cultural care, pruning, and harvesting are similar for all citrus plants, with a few slight variations. Generally, they are best planted in filtered sun with well-drained soil that can hold moisture and nutrients. Citrus trees a particularly high demand for nitrogen. If you’re fantasizing about long afternoons of picking fresh fruit from your personal citrus grove, keep this in mind: The key to growing citrus is setting it up for success from the start.

Plant Type:
Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season:
Winter, Spring, Year-round

Main citrus fruit production will take place in late winter through spring, but may produce throughout the year

Mature Size:
7-30 ft

Mature size varies by citrus tree type. Overall, citrus varieties can be grown in containers and maintained at smaller sizes.

Soil & Moisture:
Well-drained, high fertility and good moisture-holding capacity; High nitrogen demands. Regular watering throughout the first year and throughout flowering and fruiting season.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Overall, citrus prefers slightly shady areas and has better fruit production in part shade lighting conditions.

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Medium 

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 8-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Although their fruit provides a distinctly tropical twist to any drink or dish, Citrus trees trees are actually very cold hardy fruit trees, taking temperatures down to the low 20's!

Propagation:
Grafted and capable of producing fruit within 1 year.

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Sweet, tangy, juicy citrus fruit is more than just a delicious snack or an essential ingredient in your Sunday afternoon mimosas!

Citrus (especially oranges) is an amazing source of Vitamin C, an essential vitamin that helps prevent and treat the common cold/upper respiratory infections and improve heart health. Your body can’t make vitamin C on its own so you need to get it from fruits like citrus, fresh vegetables, berries, etc.

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