Sweet Oranges - Knowledgebase Question

Monterey Park, CA
Question by lila_li_chan
May 9, 2002
I am planning to plant 4 orange trees in a southwest exposure in the San Gabriel Valley. Could you give me the names of several varieties that bear sweet fruits, not excluding blood oranges.

Thank you.

Answer from NGA
May 9, 2002


A list of sweet oranges isn't difficult to put together - 'Washington', 'Robertson' and 'Valencia' are the favorites, 'Trovita' is a thin-skinned navel, and 'Marrs'is exceptionally sweet. Favorite blood orange varieties include 'Moro', 'Tarocco' and 'Sanguinelli'. Good luck with your new citrus trees!

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