Earlygold Orange Tree – Citrus sinensis ‘Earlygold’
While the seed originated in Brazil, The Earlygold orange tree was developed and released by Dr Bill Castle at the Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in Lake Alfred, Florida in 1999. Earlygold has a great flavor for an early ripening orange. Early ripening oranges are the best choice for growers in colder area, as the fruit is ripe before the coldest weather sets in. Fruit ripens October to February. Self fertile. Zones 8B-10.