Ovale Calabrese Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis)
It was probably born from a spontaneous mutation of the common Blond Orange. Compared to other sweet oranges, the Ovale Calabrese has the lowest productivity rate, but its pulp has a unique quality among the Sinensis cultivars. Its fruits are round-shaped and big-sized, with a dark yellow peel and a light orange pipless pulp, rich in juice.
USES AND FUN FACTS
The Ovale Calabrese can be an excellent ornamental plant, due to its weak growth habit and its deep green foliage. This cultivar can bloom several times a year and has white sweet-scented flowers. It blooms later than other orange trees, roughly between March and April.
The Ovale Calabrese has a good resistance to cold weather, but we recommend to shelter it with appropriate materials to help it go through winter.