Orange 'Washington Navel'
An early maturing variety with large juicy fruit which are easy to peel. Great fruiting variety for Melbourne. A compact, rounded tree.
Will grow in most soil types as long as well drained. For best results plant in a warm full sun position. Prune to shape in early spring. Orange can be attacked by Citrus Scale and Citrus Leaf Miner. Use appropriate treatment if detected. Prevent insect attack by growing in ideal conditions. Fertilise in Spring and late Summer with high nitrogen fertiliser. If using granulated citrus food, be careful not to over-fertilise, as burning of foliage may occur.
If growing in containers, do not over pot, as they do not respond well.
Great for growing in containers due to its compact habit. Ideal for courtyards, patios, balconies and decks. Perfect addition to a Mediterranean style garden.
Washington Navels do espalier well. Tie back lateral growth to a trellis, and prune growth coming outwards.
Height to 4m; width to 3m - trim to keep more compact