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Trilby 2 points ago +2 / -0

Blood oranges make the BEST marmalade!

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EJGeneric [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’ll have to make some this winter. The Moro blood orange trees and Vanilla blood oranges I established 3 years ago have set a lot of fruit this season.

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Hullohoomans 2 points ago +2 / -0

Are these resistant to citrus greening disease?

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EJGeneric [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

No they are not. I keep on them with regular treatments of Bonide Citrus fruit & Nut Orchard Spray. Whenever I see Pyslids of aphids they get sprayed. So far my orchard of 40 citrus doesn't have the greening. If my orchard gets Greening the master gardners of my area say it can be treated with a heavy soil drench. But, that would mean that years crop would be totally toxic and inedible.

The Citrus Greening disease is one of main reasons I have diversified my orchard with other trees like apples, walnuts, plums and quinces. Otherwise I would of planted a acre of citrus.

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EJGeneric [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

This variety of blood orange takes a bit of protection and care. The first row of 4 froze down to the ground. I bought 2 more and planted them in pots. I thrived one died. These two I bought in march as 5 gallon starter tree. After about 6 months these are acclimated to the heat and cold spells of my area. The 3 potted trees will be planted close together to form a hedge row between the neighbor's and my fence. These orchard trees seem to be more resilient when planted within a ecosystem of like trees instead of being out there by themselves too exposed to the elements. After 3 years I have a row of viable sanguinelli's.

Moro bloods seem the most sturdy of the varieties I have planted. Toracco, Smith Reds are still small after 2 years. Slow but steady with those.