Blood Oranges

brugpuppy(9)January 13, 2012

Anyone know where I can get a blood orange tree please? Does Lowe's ever carry them? I assume they grow just as well in Phoenix area as other citrus do?

Any particular variety better than others for the Phoenix area?

Thanks

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euqruob(Phoenix, AZ)

My blood orange (Sanguinelli) has just produced its first 3 ripe fruit after 3 years, its a dwarf, and had a tough first 2 summers.

I have seen dwarf Sanguinelli and Moro's at Baker's on 40th St. and Osborne. They aren't as good with the extreme heat. Same with Citron's, I've killed two of them..

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 12:12AM
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thisisme(az9b)

They had them last year at our local Lowe's. If your local Lowe's does not have any ask to talk to the Nursery Purchasing manager and ask them to order you one. I asked for three different citrus tree they did not have in stock last year. They were able to get all of them for me in the sizes I wanted within three weeks.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 1:51AM
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brugpuppy(9)

Many thanks for the replies. I read that there are desert varieties that like hot days and cold nights. I will do some research and maybe purchase two kinds so that I have a better chance of them surviving. I will try Bakers and ask Lowe's.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 2:51PM
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AJBB(9b)

You may want to call Greenfield Citrus in Mesa for their opinion. Make sure to talk directly to John and not the support staff.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2012 at 8:47PM
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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

I love blood oranges too. I don't have any blood oranges in my current garden (though I have tons of other oranges), but I grew 'Tarocco' in my last Scottsdale garden and it started bearing after two years and did really well. Let us know what you select and how it works out. You can't go wrong with Greenfield Citrus.

Happy gardening!
Grant

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 3:00PM
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AJBB(9b)

I think Tarocco does the best out here. I'm not certain how pink it gets though...

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 12:28AM
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pgde(Tucson Zone 9)

My Moro is doing great down here in Tucson, even after the big fr**** we had last winter. I hate using that word in conjunction with my citrus :-).

P.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 10:10PM
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snooper

I saw several Blood Orange trees at Costco last Friday, $19.99@. I've never tasted a blood orange so I opted to buy a "clementine".

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 9:50PM
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euqruob(Phoenix, AZ)

Trader Joe's has some nice bloods for sale now, don't think they are the Moro, but wonderful. Squeeze a slice into a nice white beer like Blue Moon, and its amazing!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 10:57PM
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boids(9B)

I was at greenfield nursery Saturday picking up a cara cara orange tree and they had blood orange trees on site.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 12:59PM
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brugpuppy(9)

thanks for all the good information..... I will be purchasing my citrus mid march and doing a lot of research in the meantime. Where is Trader Joe's? Hopefully Costco still has bloods in mid March.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 12:19AM
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euqruob(Phoenix, AZ)

I saw some at Sprouts as well, and at Fresh and Easy.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 11:22PM
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