Our Orange Range
There is nothing better than picking and eating a fresh orange from your own tree. That sweet juicy flavour is so fresh and so much better than the fruit bought in the shops. Why stop at one, plant a few different oranges to extend your harvest season and if you cannot eat them all you could end up supplying the local footy team with their half time snacks!
BLOOD ORANGE – ARNOLD (Citrus sinensis ‘Arnold Blood’)
Arnold Blood is a newer variety discovered by Mike Arnold in South Australia. It is a true blood orange with a orange to dark red streaky flesh and a slight red blush on the skin. This variety produces a good red pigmentation in Sydney and coastal climates, although does produce better colour in cooler climates. The smallish, fruit ripens mid-winter and has a distinctive tang. The tree is also small and bushy, making it suitable for pots or a small garden. Also see our Dwarf Arnold Blood variety.
CARA CARA BLOOD ORANGE (Citrus sinensis ‘Cara Cara’)
The Cara Cara Navel is a super sweet blood orange that is virtually acid and seed free. The entire flesh colours and can vary from pink to dark orange depending upon climatic conditions. Great for fresh eating or can be juiced to produce a colourful drink. The fruit ripens mid-winter.
LANES LATE NAVEL ORANGE (Citrus sinensis ‘Lanes Late Navel’)
Almost identical to the Washington Navel in all aspects apart from the fruit ripening a couple of months later, late Winter into early Spring. This makes it an ideal tree to plant alongside a Washington to extend the harvesting time of Navel oranges. Also see our Dwarf Lanes Late Navel Orange variety.
NAVELINA ORANGE (Citrus sinensis ‘Navelina’)
Fruit ripens end of April into May, making it a fantastic early season navel orange, which is sweet, seedless and juicy. Fruit can be slightly oblong in shape and has a dark orange skin. The tree is compact and bushy. For those gardeners with space, planting a Navelina, Washington and Lanes Late will find themselves harvesting Navels for up to six months of the year. Also see our Dwarf Navelina Orange variety.
NEWHALL NAVEL ORANGE (Citrus sinensis ‘Newhall’)
The little-known Newhall Navel has an unusual oval or oblong shaped fruit, but do not let this deter you as it is the sweetest tasting Navel. The Newhall is a compact, bushy tree that produces a large, good coloured fruit in late Autumn to early Winter.
SEEDLESS VALENCIA ORANGE (Citrus sinensis ‘Seedless Valencia’)
Often referred to as a juicing orange, the Seedless Valencia fruit are medium size with a distinctive fresh tang which is ideal for juice but can also be enjoyed straight from the tree. The fruit hangs on the tree for months, becoming sweeter the longer it is left on the tree. They begin to ripen to orange colour in late winter but last on the tree all the way through to the start of summer. If you are limited to only 1 orange in your garden a Seedless Valencia will provide you fresh oranges for nearly 5 months. Also see our Dwarf Seedless Valencia Orange variety.
SEVILLE (Citrus aurantium)
Seville is the sour orange, used for making jams and marmalades. It has large flattish fruit which look quiet appealing, but once cut and tasted it is soon appreciated that these oranges are only meant for cooking. They have a sharp bitter tang and many seeds. The fruit ripens in mid- winter. It is a strong growing tree.
WASHINGTON NAVEL ORANGE (Citrus sinensis ‘Washington Navel’)
The Washington Navel is the most popular backyard orange grown in Australia. It is a small to medium sized tree that produces oranges ripening in mid winter. Oranges are medium to large, (depending on the quantity of fruit set), and very sweet and juicy. Skin is relatively easy to peel and being a navel, the fruit is seedless. Also see our Dwarf Washington Navel Orange variety.