What is a navel orange?

Answer Navel oranges are a large, seedless, easy-to-peel sweet orange. Due to a botanical quirk, they contain a tiny "twin" fruit at their blossom end that protrudes in a way reminiscent of the human nave... Read More »

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How do I care for navel orange trees?

Light and TemperatureProvide adequate light for navel orange trees. They require at least four hours of full sun each day. Maintain ideal temperatures of 65 to 70 degrees F. Navel orange trees cann... Read More »

Do navel orange trees have thorns?

Whether or not a navel orange tree has thorns depends upon the variety of the tree. The Washington Navel Orange tree and the Salustiana Orange tree both have large thorns, but the Navelina Orange t... Read More »

Where was the first navel orange tree grown?

The first navel orange tree was discovered growing near Bahia, Brazil. Trees were shipped by the American consul to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., then to Riverside, Califo... Read More »

Where did the first navel orange tree originate?

The exact origins of the navel orange are unknown. The first successful commercially grown navel orange tree in the United States was the 'Washington Navel' planted in Riverside, California, in 187... Read More »