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Moro Blood Orange Tree

Moro blood oranges

Moro blood oranges

Moro blood oranges

Moro blood oranges

The Moro blood orange tree is the No. 1 choice of blood orange trees grown in the U.S. It’s an especially reliable variety, with fruit that consistently develops to a deep red in climates where other blood oranges can’t make that shift. The peel deepens to a lovely burgundy, and the fruit hangs on the tree for a long time, giving you a colorful and delicious addition to your landscape.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 5.5 to 6.5

Hardiness Zones

  • Outdoors: 8 to 11
  • Patio: 4 to 11

Mature Size

  • Height: 7 to 10 feet
  • Spread: 7 to 10 feet


  • 1 to 1 1/2 inches per week


  • Moderate growth rate
  • Good container tree
  • Fruit stores well

Have you ever grown Moro blood oranges? Please tell us about your experiences with the Moro blood orange tree.


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