Hamlin Sweet Orange (Citrus x Sinensis ‘Hamlin’)
⚠ Citrus ships to Florida only ⚠
The Hamlin Orange is a Subtropical Evergreen Fruiting Tree with a rich-orange color, a sweet taste, and an early-season harvest. A member of the Citrus family, it came to existence in 1879, due to a chance seedling grown in Glenwood, Florida. This particular citrus is a jackpot for northern Florida farmers and has long been favored for its cold-hardiness, tolerating temperatures down to 18°.
It is grown best in the ground without the confines of a container and enjoys a well-draining, sandy soil. Fragrant white citrus blossoms create gorgeous ornamental landscaping which eventually leads to a tasty treat. With a thin rind and a fragrant aroma, the Hamlin Orange is a refreshing, scarcely seedy citrus variety with tender-flesh and medium sized fruits just waiting for you to bite into it!
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.
Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree
Winter, Spring, Year-round
Main citrus fruit production will take place in late winter through spring, but may produce throughout the year
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.
Full Sun, Part Shade
Overall, citrus prefers slightly shady areas and has better fruit production in part shade lighting conditions.
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!
Grafted and capable of producing fruit within 1 year.
Sow Exotic offers many different unique varieties of Citrus trees. Shop the Citrus Collection!