Cara Cara Orange Tree Information and Care
This orange has a small navel, slight oblong shape, and no blush on the skin. Average thickness of the skin, produces very well. The flesh of Cara Cara Orange has the deep pink, dark color of a red grapefruit.
As an evergreen citrus, Cara Cara grows well in the full sun. Plant in well draining soils and water regularly until trees establish. Use organic citrus food fertilizers. Fertilize with more nitrogen during the Spring and Summer growing season. Provide more phosphorus and potassium during the Winters. Citrus tree fertilizers usually have more Calcium, Magnesium, and Iron.
Prune orange trees in the Winter while the whether is cool to manage size. Thin orange trees in the Summer. Remove spurs, suckers, and branches going the wrong direction. Also, take out any shoots growing from under the graft, from low on the tree, or in the center that reaches little light. Remove any dry fruit, twigs and branches to open the tree to more like. Also, paint the trunk with white water based paint before the Summer heat to prevent sun damage.