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DWARF ORANGE - CARA CARA

Orange Cara CaraBotanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Description

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.

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$39.00 6 Grafted Large

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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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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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! | Nicole Lan - Perth, WA 05-Jul-2015
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Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1622 days 4hrs

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September 2014: Planted in Winter. Was pot-bound when bought. Strong root structure and  teasing the roots before planting has given the plant a huge boost.  Lots of new growth. Removing flowers to assist with plant development. 

November 2014: Growth on this plant has slowed since September and it seems to be taking a break for the moment.  Keeping nutrients up and watering weekly.  It is in a well mulched area so this seems to keep the moisture in effectively.

February 2015: This plant continues to put on new growth.  Appears to be very healthy and is now quite a bit larger and bushier than when planted.  

Have been experimenting with different fertilisers (both organic and otherwise).  Have found that Searles Fruit & Citrus Food works quite well as a base, with Yates Citrus Liquid plant food.  Quite hesitent to purchase liquid fertilser at the start but very happy with the result.  Have been some pest issues but the impact has been quite minor and simple to manage.

Planted: 2014

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seaweed, compost and blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 3/10

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Update: 3623 days 1hrs

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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!

Growing: In a Pot


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Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1149 days 1hrs

Comments: - 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.

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Amgrow Organic Fruit Fertilizer and Composted Manure

Pest Control: I only spray when absultly necessary. I use Fruit Fly Lures and Beneficial Insects as well.

Organic Status:Certified


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Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara 9/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 173 days 20hrs

Comments: - nice Orange with red flesh juicy and sweet .

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Bio oil


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Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 5/10

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Update: 1989 days 2hrs

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Slow grower, flowers fall off every time. planted 2007.

One in ground and one in pot.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

Rutheglen bug.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Jimmy says... [3575 days 23hrs ago]
Looks good for 2009 lotsa flowers.
Jimmy1 says... [3433 days 6hrs ago]
Put out a massive growth spurt.

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Dwarf Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted)

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Update: 3224 days 1hrs

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Sept 2010 - Top dressed last year & was well worth it.  Now is looking vigorious & healthy.  No flowers yet

Planted: 207

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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