Vernia Sweet Orange (Citrus × Sinensis (L.) Osbeck)Regular price $49.95
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The Vernia Sweet Orange, also known as Berna, Verna, or Alberola, is a Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree native to Spain. A deliciously juicy Citrus family member, the late-season Vernia Sweet Orange is a staple in the Mediterranean. It sports a highly productive harvest of acidic-sweet, yellow-orange harvests. Compared to Hamlin Oranges, but larger, it boasts a juicier not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice from a new cultivar.
Slow to bear fruit, but highly fruitful once mature, the Vernia Sweet Orange bears medium-sized fruits with few seeds. It holds well to the tree while ripening and makes for excellent quality juice. Known to regreen during summer, meaning the fruit takes on more chlorophyll and has less of its signature full-color. Growing around 10 ft. tall, this citrus variety can be pruned and kept in a container, however, grows best when planted directly in the ground with ample sunlight and nitrogen.
Take a break under the Vernia Sweet Orange’s deep green, glossy canopy, or breathe in their fragrant blossoms while you anticipate their fruity delight to come! Best for juicing, the Vernia Sweet Orange can also add a zesty zing to baked goods or salads, smoothies or sorbets.