Moro Blood Orange

The Moro Blood Orange Tree

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Moro blood oranges have the most consistent red flesh color and greatest fruit yield among blood oranges. While sufficient for juicing, the Sanguinello is the juiciest blood orange. It can be said that Moro blood oranges are the bloodiest of blood oranges.

These oranges need cooler weather in order for the blood color to appear.  This is evident when comparing how they grow in Florida versus a hot season in Southern California. An orange may be completely ripe but show very little red color in Southern Cali because of the temperature.

Basic Information

Common Name Moro Blood Orange
Botanical Name Citrus sinensis ‘Moro’
Location of Origin Siracusa, Sicily
USDA Zones 9-11
Can be grown in containers? Yes

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size Small
Fruit Shape Round
Fruit Flavor Sweet, not as sweet as other blood oranges
Rind Thickness Average
Rind Texture Smooth, slightly pitted
Rind Color Reddish Orange
Flesh Color Burgundy
Easy to Peel? Average
Seeds Low-seeded

Tree Details

Has Thorns? Yes, fairly small
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Size Large
Flower Color White
Flower Size Medium-large
Mature Tree Height in Ground 8′ – 12′
Fruit Bearing Age 3 – 4 years old
Alternate Bearing? No
Heat to Sweeten Fruit? Yes

Growing Conditions

Temperature Hardy to 32 ºF
Self-fertile? Yes
Sunlight Required Full Sun
Bloom Season in Minnesota Summer
Harvest Season in Minnesota Late Winter
Average Spring/Summer Watering Once every 1-2 weeks, more often when hot
Average Fall/Winter Watering Once every 3 weeks

Guides for Growing in Containers


Moro blood orange in July
A vigorous grower, this 3 year old Moro blood orange tree is over 4 feet tall