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Sanguinelli Blood Orange Tree

Sanguinelli blood oranges

Sanguinelli blood oranges

Sanguinelli blood oranges

Sanguinelli blood oranges

With deep purple flesh that produces a fragrant sweet/tart flavor perfect for breakfast or cooking, the Sanguinelli blood orange tree is a real beauty. The fruit develops a deep red tinge, and this tree grows well indoors or out—it will grow where it’s planted and won’t try to overtake the space it’s in.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 5.5 to 6.5

Hardiness Zones

  • Outdoors: 9 to 10
  • Patio: 4 to 11

Mature Size

  • Height: 8 to 10 feet
  • Spread: 4 to 6 feet


  • 1 to 1 1/2 inches per week


  • Moderate growth rate
  • Harvest in the fall
  • Can fruit the first year

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


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