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Moro Blood Orange (Citrus x sinensis)

Moro Blood Orange is a small-medium sized fruit, with deep red flesh and a definite red colour to the skin. The Moro is available at the start of the season, and offers a more tart, raspberry-like flavour.

Blood oranges contain anthocyanins, which is what gives blueberries and raspberries their colour. Anthocyanins have been known to improve cardiovascular health, protect cells from UV damage and are beneficial for people with metabolic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, insulin sensitivity and obesity. Just one blood orange reportedly contains your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C, and they have over 9 times the antioxidants of a regular navel orange!

Plant Care Instructions Doc

Plant Care 

Sun

They prefer full sun but in the warm areas of the country will handle some shade. 

Water

Need water regularly especially during summer. Avoid over watering. 

Soil

Well-draining slightly acidic soils. Use high quality organic mix. Suitable for container.

Fertiliser

Citrus are heavy nutrient feeders, use a high nitrogen NPK fertiliser. Apply 200g at the drip line (2/3 in spring and 1/3 in summer) increasing this by 200g per year until you are applying 2kg. Apply manure in the autumn spread under the tree with mulch.

Wind

Wind tolerant. Young plants need protection cover.

Frost

Preferred cool air. Some cold is required to get the deepest red pigment of the Blood Orange. 

Fruiting

1-3 years after planting for grafted plant.

Pruning

Citrus are not trained to any particular shape, some varieties do not need any shaping at all. Prune to shape if necessary and any dead or diseased branches. They will tolerate heavy cutting back. Also remove any sucker growth. 

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Christine Hawley
Hi it’s a bit hard to review as it just been planted

I hope I will be a lovely tree as it’s just been planted

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Freya
Blood Orange

I was really happy with the size and health of the plant I ordered. Well packed and travelled safely.