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Bitter orange

Bitter orange, Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange, or marmalade orange refers to a citrus tree (Citrus × aurantium) and its fruit. It is native to southeast Asia and has been spread by humans to many parts of the world.

 The bitter orange is believed to be a cross between the Pomelo, Citrus maxima, and the Mandarin orange, Citrus reticulata

  • Category Citrus
  • Genus Citrus
  • Species x aurantium
  • Families Rutaceae
  • Habit Tree
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Flower Raceme
  • Geographical Area of Origin South-East Asia
  • Flowering and Fruiting Period June / May / April / March / February
  • Form Fitocella / Tree
  • Colore Fiori Bianco
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Colore Frutti Arancione
  • Parfumed yes
  • Favorite soil Neutral / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun / Medium shade / Half shade
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