HomeFruit Trees20 Citrus aurantium bitter orange Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange

20 Citrus aurantium bitter orange Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange

20 Citrus aurantium bitter orange Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange
Click To Enlarge

20 Citrus aurantium bitter orange Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange

Item#:

CITRUS

Regular Price:

$5.00
Citrus: 

Quantity:

Product Description

Citrus aurantium bitter orange, Seville orange

Citrus aurantium is also known as the bitter orange, or Seville orange, that belongs to the Citrus genus. This is a small evergreen tree that can reach 15 to 25 ft (about 5 to 7 m) tall, and which is native to China. It has spread to many subtropical and Mediterranean areas, and especially areas where winters are slightly too cold for other Citrus. The bitter orange may withstand brief negative temperatures down to -10C. This tree can thus be grown in USDA zones 9a and warmer, and may be tried in most sheltered areas in USDA zone 8b.

Bitter orange has deep green evergreen leaves. It generally has winged leaves, but some selections and varieties do not have that feature. Bitter orange is famous for its sweetly fragrant white flowers. Bitter orange or Seville oranges are rounded, sometimes slightly flattened fruits, with a rough orange skin. These fruits are generally not eaten fresh, but are rather transformed into marmelades, drinks, or are candied.