Plant Name : Orange Variety : Coorg Type : Fruit Size : 2 Feet
Container Type : Plastic bag
Orange botanically known as Citrus sinensis belongs to the family Rutaceae, the orange tree is an evergreen, fruiting tree, with an average height of 5 to 8 m although some very old specimens can reach 10 m. Orange pulp is an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 64% of the Daily Value in a 100 g serving. Deep well-drained loamy soils are the best for the cultivation of orange. The plant is highly sensitive to water-logged soils. Fruiting 2-3 years in case of grafted ones and 5-6years for seed propagated plants. Flowering occurs during the spring season. Orange in South India produces two crops a year regularly with a variable third crop. The main harvest is from August –September and the second one from March-May.