The Moro Blood Orange Tree is an evergreen citrus tree of average vigor and size and a round top. These citrus trees have creamy white blossoms that diffuse a delicious scent reminiscent of the exotic tropics which turn into round, medium-sized fruits in clusters of three of more.
The Moro Blood Orange Tree with botanical name Citrus sinensis ‘Moro’, is an evergreen citrus tree that produces sweet, juicy red-blood oranges best grown in USDA growing zones 8 – 11. Moro Blood Orange Trees are of average vigor and size, with a round top and somewhat spreading growth habit. As most citrus trees, the Blood Orange trees thrive in tropical to subtropical climates where temperatures are warm and the winter cold is moderate.
The Blood Orange Tree is a hybrid between a pomelo and a tangerine. The Moro Blood orange tree variety is believed to have originated as a bud mutation of “Sanguinello Moscato” at the beginning of the 19th century in the Lentini Province of Siracusa, Sicily.
Blood Orange Trees produce creamy white blossoms that diffuse a delicious scent reminiscent of the exotic tropics. Once successfully pollinated, the beautiful blooms then turn into round, medium-sized fruits in clusters of three of more.
The Moro Blood Orange Tree fruit is the most common pigmented orange distributed in the United States. The medium-sized round fruits are the most colorful of all blood oranges with their deep red flesh and outer skin having a bright red blush. The fruit have a furrowed base, flattened apex, faint or inconspicuous areole, and few seeds if any. The rind of blood oranges are medium-thick, moderately adherent, and slightly pebbled. The flesh of Moro blood oranges is deep red, almost violet-red, has flavor that is stronger and more aromatic than other oranges, and has a distinct, sweet taste with a hint of raspberry.