Trovita Oranges: A Desert Favorite

Trovita Oranges: A Desert Favorite

By Felipe Benavides on March, 12 2018
Citrus and Fruit

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Felipe has been working in the Nursery and Garden center for many years and bring extensive knowledge to trees, plants, and landscape design.

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The Trovita orange tree is a favorite throughout the Southwest because they can produce an abundance of sweet oranges and require very little maintenance. Here is another thing we love about these sweet tasting oranges – they can produce heavy crops in the desert heat. In fact, these trees are more productive when grown in the desert heat! That’s right! Why do Californians and Floridians get to have all the citrusy fun? Those of us in the Arizona and Nevada desert can also bask in the glory of sweet Trovita oranges!


Why We Love Trovita Orange


Trovita oranges awaken the senses with every explosive bite! That is because these sweet oranges are full of rich citrus juice, and we also love them because we can store them for months without them becoming sour. This is good news because they can produce an abundant crop so that we can use them for juicing, making smoothies, and sharing the wealth with our friends, family, and neighbors. Their thin rind makes them super easy to peel so we can easily eat them whole for a blast of citrusy goodness!


A Trovita Orange Tree is Easy to Grow


We have already established that the Trovita orange tree loves to grow in the desert heat. We also love them because we can grow them indoors or outdoors! We like to use them as a small-scale shade tree and enjoy the sight of their lush, attractive foliage that stays green all year long. As a bonus, a Trovita orange tree becomes more fragrant and beautiful as they start to enter their blooming cycle and become covered in white blossoms. Plant these easy to grow trees and delight the senses with an orange tree with lots of fragrance and beautiful fruit color!

Light: Plant in a location that receives plenty of full sun exposure. For best results, a spot in your landscape that receives 8-12 hours of sun each day is ideal.

Watering: Newly planted trees should be watered 2 to 3 times per week until established. These orange trees do not like wet feet. When watering, be sure to deep water the tree so that the water can penetrate the root system.

Fertilizer: During the warmer spring and summer seasons, apply fertilizer once every six weeks. During the fall and winter seasons, you can cut back the fertilizing to once every 2-3 months.

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Enjoy the Fragrance, Beauty, and Fruit Harvest of Trovita Oranges


Are Trovita oranges the juiciest and sweetest oranges you can find? We like to think so! After all, we have been growing all our citrus for decades, and we developed a custom rootstock that is guaranteed to produce excellent tasting fruit as well as a plentiful harvest. Forget about driving to the store and spending your hard-earned cash on inferior tasting store-bought citrus. We would rather grow the sweetest oranges at home, and we have them available for sale at fruit producing age!

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