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ORANGE - CARA CARA

Orange Cara caraBotanical Name: Citrus sinensis
Description

A red fleshed navel, this variety was discovered in Venezuela in 1976. It has pink to red flesh similar to Star Ruby grapefruit. In South Africa it matures slightly earlier than Washington navel. It is sweet and the fruit often grows quite large. It is also a seedless variety that looks fantastic. The fruit is very large and is becoming a favourite in taste all around Australia. Quickly becoming the Blood Orange Tree to choose.

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Growing a Dwarf Cara Cara Orange Fruit Tree in Australia Large with No Seeds and Sweet and Great looking

Plant Information or Specifications

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Great For Juicing (#GreatForJuicing)

Preferred Climate

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

2-5m

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 with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

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, September

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Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted)

3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2226 days 20hrs

Comments: -

The Cara Cara is a mutation of the Washington Navel, similar to this variety but with deep pink flesh. They are purported to be less acidic than the Washington Navel and to have slight berry or cherry tones, which should be interesting. In South Africa they ripen slightly earlier than the Washington Navel, which would be useful for extending our orange season, but I'm not sure if this will be the case here in Perth.

This tree is part of our citrus hedge - a row of citrus trees planted along a north-west facing boundary fence at 1m spacing. The plan is for the trees to grow into an effective hedge that will be kept pruned to about 2m high. We prepared the planting area for the citrus hedge by incorporating "fruit & veg" soil mix into our existing sandy soil. Mushroom compost was worked into the bottom of the planting hole which was then backfilled with more "fruit and veg" mix. The area was lightly mulched with mushroom compost, leaving the area about 8cm around the trunk clear.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted)

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2952 days 11hrs

Comments: -

This one has only been in the ground for a couple of months.  Should do well as it is in full sun.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: none so far.

Pest Control:

none so far.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 7/10

Nelly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 922 days 21hrs

Comments: -

didn't survive oct13 fires

Fruit not too acidic

Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus, Cow, Envirocycle

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

Band trees & squish aphids


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Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 9/10

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2935 days 21hrs

Comments: -

This is in a pot in the full sun.Have just noticed ths week(sept 7) that it is flowering and does it smell good.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

Ecco oil

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 8/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 759 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Gets lots of sun and heat from the brick wall, the plan is to do some kind of informal espalier. The planter box is bottomless.

Got loads of flowers and fruit forming but cut them off to let it grow more before fruiting, it will need a couple more years.

Fruiting Months October

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 2 Months from Purchase in Pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted)

Bobmunro2's Edible Fruits
Update: 1107 days 8hrs

Comments: - has survived roos and cattle ... better fencing would have protected it.

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted) 9/10

RiverworksRemedialHolisticHealth's Edible Fruits
Update: 1088 days 17hrs

Comments: - i love oranges, and especially blood oranges. i'm hoping that this one will give me the best of both worlds :)

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Cara Cara (Grafted)

Letsgoedibles1's Edible Fruits
Update: 413 days 18hrs

Comments: - The is a very sweet, yummy seedless orange. Great colour inside. All our fruit trees will be grown in large containers/pots as we have some very large estabilished trees, gums and none of fruit trees were growing well. So we transplanted them into large pots. 

Planted: 2016

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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