Sugar Belle Orange (Citrus reticulata Clemintine x Minneola)
⚠ Citrus ships to Florida only ⚠More resistant to greening! Sugar Belle is the orange that saved the Florida citrus industry. This University of Florida mandarin hybrid is particularly resistant to disease. This tree is the poster child for vitality, with notoriously quick growth and a fairly early harvest that will begin in Mid-November. The deep-red-orange, medium-sized fruits of Sugar Belle orange trees have an intense sweetness, balanced with just the right amount of citrusy tartness. Sugar Belle oranges pack the vitamin C punch we all need at the start of cold & flu seasons, with reports of considerably higher levels of it compared to other citrus fruit.
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!