Washington Navel Orange

DESCRIPTION

Among the Orange cultivars, the Washington Navel stands draughts and winds that least, due to its weaker growth habit: its branches tend to grow downwards. On the other hand, it can well adapt to pot growing.

USES AND FUN FACTS

The fruits of the Washington Navel Orange are elliptic, they get to a dark orange colour when ripening (it is one of the Orange fruits with the earliest maturation) and their juice is of an extraordinary quality. The Navel oranges look like they have a navel on their peel, due to the presence of a second small fruit inside it, together with the principal one, which grows opposite the petiole.

WEATHER RESISTANCE

The Washington Navel Tree, like the others Sinensis citruses, has a good resistance to cold temperatures if not lower than -5 °C, so we recommend sheltering it in winter.

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