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Valencia Orange is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be
if the tree is planted with a second tree.
Citrus sinensis 'Valencia Orange'
The Valencia orange is the most well known type of juice orange grown. This is mainly because they are the most common orange used in commercial juice production. The Valencia is yellowish orange and sometimes remains green on the stem end of the fruit. This is a late ripening variety that is quite often referred to as the summertime orange. Few or no seeds with a orange flesh that produces a brilliantly orange-colored juice that's the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Vigorous fast growing tree that has dependably heavy production. The long hang time results in sweeter and sweeter fruit as the crop matures. It's success in California's citrus industry led to the naming of the town of Valencia, CA.
20' height with 10' spread. The Valencia is a naturally smaller tree that rarely get above 20 feet. It can be kept smaller with pruning.
6 to 8 feet on center
Valencia oranges do best in well-draining soil with no standing in water, primarily in winter. Choose a different location or plant ins a raised bed or mound if poor drainage is suspected. Citrus requires full sun, with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight a day, favoring the morning sun. Regular, consistent moisture when getting the tree established. Mulch the tree to 3 feet out side the canopy to keep the surface roots cool and to retain surface moisture. Tree grows into a densely branched, full rounded crown. The flowers are white and very fragrant. Will tolerate occasional light frost. Valencia oranges have thin rinds and are best for juicing.