Orange - Cara Cara Blood Navel

Citrus sinensis

Orange Cara cara

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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.
Other Names: Citrus,

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Specifications of Orange - Cara Cara Blood Navel

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

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 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 Blood Navel Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 1y ago


Navel orange with somewhat red flesh, sweeterthan standard navel orange. Very tasty.

★★★ 6y ago


didn't survive oct13 firesFruit not too acidic

★★★★ 7y ago


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...

★★★★ 7y ago

Elizabeth Grove, SA, Australia

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

★★★★ 12y ago

Bellbird Park, QLD, Australia

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.

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