Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara

Citrus sinensis

Orange Cara Cara

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This variety was discovered in Venezuela in 1976. It is smaller than many other navel selections but has pink flesh similar to Star Ruby grapefruit. In South Africa it matures slightly earlier than Washington navel. Although Cara Cara has yet to be evaluated fully under Australian conditions there is considerable interest in it locally. The dwarf rootstock, flying dragon modifies the top growth making this a dwarf plant that is ideal to use planted out or as a pot specimen.
Other Names: Citrus


Specifications of Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months June, July, August

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Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara Reviews & Tips

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Potty Bob 1
★★★★ 3y ago


nice Orange with red flesh juicy and sweet .

Dimity Cottage1
★★ 5y ago


I am not sure if I do like it yet, it seems a bit temperamental, so I have moved it to get more sun. Mainly pruning off diebacks.

Nicole Lan
6y ago

Perth, WA, Australia

Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara

I have had one fruiting for 4 years. Ripens at the same time as my Washington Navel. Colours up well and has pink flesh with rapberry flavour. Worth owning!

12y ago

Lower King, WA, Australia

Unfortunately it died!  Looked great on arrival, but seemd to get root rot after a couple of months and went slowly downhill till it died.  Very sad, but we want to try again soon!

★★ 12y ago

Belmont, WA, Australia

Slow grower, flowers fall off every time. planted 2007.One in ground and one in pot.

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