Orange (Citrus sinensis) is a citrus fruit and a hybrid of pomelo and mandarin orange.
Navel orange trees, in general, are not particularly vigorous, and have a round, somewhat drooping canopy and grow to a moderate size. The flowers lack viable pollen so the Navel orange does not pollinate other citrus flowers, and due to the lack of functional pollen and viable ovules, Navel orange fruits are seedless. Their large round fruits have a slightly pebbled orange rind that is relatively easily peeled, and the navel-end, really a small secondary fruit, sometimes protrudes from the apex of the fruit. Washington Navel orange, the original commercial Navel orange selection, is at its best in the late autumn into the winter, but holds on the tree for several weeks beyond maturity and stores well.
Latin Name: Citrus Sinensis 'Chislet Navel'
Common Name: Navel Orange.
Hardiness: Hardy down to -5 degrees.
Growth: Evergreen ornamental fruit tree with glossy green leaves and delicious, sweet, seedless fruit. Vigorous and productive variety. High juice content less acidic than other varieties. Easy to grow.
Sun: Full sun.
Flowering Season: Spring/Summer
Fruiting Season: September-end of April.
Soil: Well drained.
Moisture: Water well in summer.
Feeding: Use a balanced liquid fertiliser such as 'Citrus Focus' every 2 weeks during the growing season.