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Valencia Orange Tree

Valencia oranges

Valencia oranges

Valencia oranges

Valencia oranges

Valencia oranges will satisfy your thirst for fresh orange juice. This variety is grown especially for its juicy fruits. Most trees produce two harvests. This tree works well as a container plant, so it can grow in areas far beyond the usual orange tree climate; just bring it inside when the cold weather comes.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun (six to eight hours) to partial shade

Soil pH

  • 5.5 to 6.5

Hardiness Zones

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

Mature Size

  • Height: 8 feet (pruned)
  • Spread: 3 to 4 feet


  • 1 to 1 1/2 inches per week


  • Moderate growth rate
  • Harvest in the fall
  • Can fruit the first year
  • Suitable for container growing

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


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