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The Only Orange You Can Grow Indoors Year-round!

Trovita Orange Tree

Tree Sleeve
Item # 36489
$49.95
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Sets Fruit without Long Hot Days!

This heirloom was discovered in 1916 and released in 1935!
It sounds so futuristic, doesn't it -- an orange that doesn't need as much heat as others to set fruit, yet also fruits heavily in the baking desert climate?! Yet Trovita is nearly 100 years old, and has stood the test of time for decades, setting big crops of thin-skinned, ultra-juicy, mild oranges that refuse to go bitter (unlike their navel cousins!). And now we're delighted to offer a dwarf Trovita which, unlike other orange varieties, you can grow year-round indoors!

In its zone 9-10 hardiness range, Trovita grows happily to 20 or 25 feet high, with a rounded shape and excellent branching. But if you live in a cooler climate, now you can still grow this unique orange. Just pot up the dwarf tree and either enjoy it outdoors during the warmer months or bring it indoors permanently. Either way, it loves full sunshine and consistent moisture. Find a bright window or skylight and begin enjoying this evergreen tree!

Trovita fruits and flowers in early spring, so you often have fragrant white blooms (the scent is absolutely fantastic!) as well as fruit maturing at once. It's such a splendid way to begin another season of growth: with an indoor flowering garden delight!

Expect this tree to reach 7 to 10 feet tall and as wide in the rounded canopy of branches and leaves. The foliage is glossy, evergreen, and quite dense, a rich dark green that is attractive all by itself. Be sure to keep the tree in sun at all times; it is not shade-tolerant. And if you live in a coastal area, do not put it outdoors in the direct line of ocean spray; it does not like salt. Other than this, however, it is quite trouble-free, growing readily in good potting soil with consistent moisture. What could be easier or more delightful? Zones 9-10 or everywhere indoors.

Genus Citrus
Species sinensis
Variety 'Trovita'
ItemForm Tree Sleeve
Zone 9 - 10
BloomStartToEnd Early Spring
Habit Dwarf
PlantHeight 7 ft - 10 ft
PlantWidth 7 ft - 10 ft
AdditionalCharacteristics Easy Care Plants, Edible, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Indoor Growing
BloomColor White
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Alaska