It’s pleasing to have a potted orange tree in the house with its sunny look and relaxing citrus scent. You and your family can even pick and enjoy the sweet and succulent oranges when the time comes.
There’s no question about that, but you may be wondering which specific variety to choose. After all, there are about 400 varieties of orange plants (row 298 – plant delivery Chicago) grown everywhere.
But don’t worry, as we’re here to help you choose the right one. From 400 of them, we’ve narrowed down the nicest indoor orange trees you can get to just 4.
The Washington Navel orange has been loved by growers and families alike for many years. It’s not only sweet and seedless but also peeled easily by hand, making for a great, nutritious snack.
Originally, it was called Bahia, named after the Brazilian city it came from before being imported to Washington, D.C. in 1870. The tree was propagated from there to other US states.
This plant is excellent for displaying in your room or gifting to a friend or loved one.
A healthy Washington Navel will give a splash of vivid, energizing green and orange in your room. It’s easy to care for them too! You just need to place them in a sunny spot and room-cool temperature.
2) Moro Blood Orange
As you may have probably guessed, the moniker of Moro Blood Orange is attributed to its deep violet-red fruit flesh that’s almost ‘bloody’ behind the outer rind.
This orange tastes very juicy and delicious and can have a few seeds or none at all. When the plant matures, a distinct aroma will develop from the oranges, although it can dissipate when the plant is stored for too long.
Moro Blood Orange tree can grow big, from 12 to 15 feet tall and wide, and can bear a lot of oranges you can pick. It’s fantastic to be grown on a bright brown or red pot and gifted to a friend.
Honeybells are another terrific orange choice. But you can have a hard time getting them from the market since most states don’t have optimal growing conditions for them, unlike Florida and California.
They are a hybrid of the pungent and juicy Duncan Grapefruit and nice and sweet Darcy Tangerine. So the taste you get from honeybells is perfectly sweet and tangy, unlike other orange fruits.
So, if your home has plenty of sunlight, water, and space for honeybells to grow, this lovely orange tree may be for you. Otherwise, fret not, as there are other more great varieties out there.
Hamlin oranges are sweet and piquant but less acidic relative to other kinds of oranges. Another notable characteristic of the fruit is its thin-skinned peels, which you won’t need to cut or slice with a knife.
This incredibly tasty fruit has only a few seeds or none and can be juiced or sliced and eaten, depending on your preference.
This orange tree grows from October to January and thus, is much easier to source or buy over the Internet. Plus, a dwarf Hamlin orange tree can grow to be 8 to 10 feet tall, so make sure your friend has ample space for it if you do decide to give it as a gift!
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