“It can take an orange tree up to 10 months or more from flower to mature fruit. Most orange cultivars will have harvestable fruit by late autumn or winter but some won’t mature till spring. The fruit hangs on the tree for weeks, or even months, in good condition. You can harvest fruit from your trees for as long as 10 months of the year if you choose cultivars that flower and fruit at different times.”  Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to pre-order your copy of the book.

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