Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cara Cara Pink Naval Orange

New tree in the orchard as of 18 September 2014 is the Cara Cara Pink Navel Orange from Willits & Newcomb Nursery via Costco. Described as having a distinct reddish-pink color the fruit is a medium size with a deep orange rind. The taste is much like the Washington navel orange. Fruit ripens mid-November into early March. The tree has a compact growth habit and may occasionally produce variegated leaves. Some limbs may bear normal orange colored fruit.

The tree is currently 38 inches tall.

At the time of writing this the tree has been in the ground for 12 days and there are already several new green shoots on it up to 2 inches long.

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