Vaniglia Sanguigno Blood Orange

The Vaniglia Sanguigno Blood Orange Tree

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This is a semi-dwarf tree translated to English is “Vanilla Blood”. While containing blood in its name, the Vaniglia Sanguigno is not a true blood orange. Fruit coloration tends to be more uniform compared to other blood varieties while ripening.

Basic Information

Common Name Vaniglia Sanguigno Blood Orange
Botanical Name Citrus sinensis ‘Vaniglia Sanguigno’
Location of Origin Italy
USDA Zones 9-10
Can be grown in containers? Yes

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit Size Medium-large
Fruit Shape Round
Fruit Flavor Sweet
Rind Thickness Average
Rind Texture Smooth
Rind Color Orange-red
Flesh Color Purple-red
Easy to Peel? Average
Seeds Few

Tree Details

Has Thorns? Small, fairly unnoticable
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Size Medium
Flower Color White
Flower Size Medium
Mature Tree Height in Ground 8′ – 12′
Fruit Bearing Age 3 – 4 years old
Alternate Bearing? No
Heat to Sweeten Fruit? No, not like other blood oranges

Growing Conditions

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

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