Dwarf Valencia Orange tree - 3 Gallon - GRAFTED

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Citrus sinensis cv 'Valencia'
Part Number: DWVA10
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The Valencia is known as King of the Juice oranges and is the most widely planted juice orange in the world. The first plants to reach the United States were sent to Parson's Nursery in Flushing, New York in 1870 by Rivers Nursery in London, England who originally obtained their plants from the Portuguese Azores. Trees were also sent to General Sanford in Palatka, Florida (near St. Augustine) the same year. Plants were also sent to California in 1876, where a visiting Spanish citrus expert recognized it as the Naranja tarde de Valencia and the cultivar became known as 'Valencia Late', and caught on in California as such in 1887. By 1913, 'Valencia' had been adopted in both California and Florida as the official name of the cultivar. Valencia produces excellent quality fruit from late March through June, is considered seedless and will even hold its fruit well on the tree throughout the summer. Fruits have a very high sugar content, superior flavor and perfect orange coloring at maturity. The dwarf trees are grafted onto Flying Dragon dwarfing rootstock (Poncirus trifoliata) syn. (Citrus trifoliate). Even though the tree will grow bushy and small in stature (to 10 feet), it will produce abundant, full sized fruits. The Valencia is self-fertile, prefers full sun and withstands temperatures down to 27 degrees. Trees will usually not exceed 6 feet when potted. (Photo from: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/citrus/fiesta/varieties/images/07.%20Valencia%20Orange.jpg)

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