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Seville Sour Orange Tree

Seville sour oranges

Seville sour oranges

Seville sour oranges

Seville sour oranges

If you love authentic English orange marmalade, the Seville sour orange is the essential fruit to make the real thing. This is a terrific cooking, baking, juicing, and zesting orange, with a wonderfully aromatic rind. This tree is adaptable to container growing.

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: 10 to 15 feet
  • Spread: 3 to 4 feet


  • 1 to 1 1/2 inches per week


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

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


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