Navelina Orange (Citrus sinensis ‘Navelina’)
The Navelina navel orange is a small, compact tree with a bushy growth habit that looks quite appealing in the garden. It’s another early-season navel, much like the Newhall navel, ripening from around May. While the fruit may be a little smaller than typical navels, it’s still seedless and has a lovely sweet and juicy flavour to it.
As it’s a smaller tree, it can live quite happily in pots just as well as in the ground. The dwarf form only grows from around 1 – 1.5m in its lifetime, so if the pot is large enough, it may grow to its full size. If you have other oranges in your yard, or are looking to plant a few varieties, consider the Navelina to go alongside some varieties that ripen later in the season to ensure you have oranges for a good few months.
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