Tarocco Blood Orange Tree – Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Tarocco blood oranges are considered to be Italy’s finest table orange since the original mutation in the mid 17th century, It’s the sweetest of the blood orange family. Teardrop shaped fruit resembles Minneola, and is seedless. Excellent for juicing or cooking as well as eating fresh, its rich juicy flavor is reminiscent of raspberry. It also has the highest vitamin C content of any orange variety in the world, at least when the trees are grown in the fertile volcanic shadow of Mt. Etna! Ripens January to March. Self-fertile. Zones 9-10.