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Sweet Orange Seedlings (Citrus)

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Good news! Sweet orange seedlings are available for planting and delivery nationwide.

  • We offer sweet orange seedlings (citrus) which are high-quality products for your orange plantation.
  • The offered seedlings will grow to yield highly productive plants with many sweet fruits.
  • Be sure to have an adequate source of water available as orange farming requires a lot of moisture for optimal productivity.

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Sweet Orange Seedlings (Citrus)

We offer sweet orange seedlings (citrus) which are high-quality products for your orange plantation.

  • The orange tree is an evergreen, flowering tree, with an average height of 9 to 10 m (30 to 33 ft.), although some very old specimens can reach 15 m (49 ft.).
  • Its oval leaves, alternately arranged, are 4 to 10 cm (1.6 to 3.9 in) long and have crenulate margins.

 

What you need to know about orange farming

  • Acquire your seedlings from reputable farms, preferably at the onset of rains.
  • If not acquired at the onset of rains, ensure you adequately provide irrigation to the seedlings.
  • Prepare the field and dig planting holes 60 x 60 x 60 cm.
  • During planting, use well-rotted manure with topsoil.
  • Spacing varies widely, depending on elevation, rootstock, and variety.
  • Generally, trees need a wider spacing at sea level than those transplanted at higher altitudes.
  • Usually, the plant density varies from 150 to 500 trees per ha, which means distances of  5 by 6 meters or 7 by 8 meters (oranges, grapefruits, and mandarins).
  • It is very important to ensure that seedlings are not transplanted too deep.
  • After planting, the seedlings ought to be at the same height or preferably, somewhat higher than in the nursery.
  • Under no circumstances must the graft union ever be in contact with the soil or with mulching material if used.
  • Keep the trees free of weeds.
  • Maintain a single stem up to a height of 80-100 cm.
  • Remove all side branches/rootstock suckers.
  • Pinch or break the top branch at a height of 100 cm to encourage side branching.
  • Allow 3-4 scaffold branches to form the framework of the tree.

 

Requirements for planting sweet orange seedlings

  • Oranges grow over a wide range of soils but light, well-drained (sandy) soils are most ideal.
  • For good productivity, oranges require well-distributed rainfall or supplementary irrigation throughout the year. A good source of water is therefore essential in orange farming.
  • Water requirements vary according to weather conditions, but the ideal range is between 450mm – 2,700mm per year.
  • Oranges can be grown from as low as sea level to 200m above sea level. Areas of low humidity are most ideal.
  • Such a climate is important for reduced disease intensity and for acquiring good orange color.
  • A dry hot day, cool at night climate also favors good color development.
  • The optimum temperature for propagation is 25⁰C-35⁰C. Extremely high temperatures may be harmful especially during flowering or if cool temperatures are followed by a hot period.
  • Excessive wind can cause serious damage to orange trees and fruits. Winds of high speeds will scar fruits and cause fruit drop. Where winds are a problem, windbreak shelters should be planted.
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