How to Grow Trovita Oranges?
Trovita is a dwarf variety of oranges, and its specialty is that, unlike other orange varieties, it doesn’t need particular growing conditions such as long, hot days and can grow in a variety of climatic conditions and even indoors.
Therefore, it provides a great relief to gardeners living out of the traditional growing regions and environments of oranges but wishing to grow them in their own gardens.
Published: September 30, 2022.
Trovita Orange Growing Conditions
Although Trovita orange trees grow in a wide range of environments, the conditions they love are high-heat desert environments.
It thrives in USDA growing zones 9 and 10. When grown in these zones, they reach heights of 30 feet (9 m) and produce extremely fragrant white flowers every spring.
Still, it’s a great option for growers wishing to grow citruses indoors in containers. This is because Trovita has a unique capability of producing fruits in comparatively cool conditions.
Learning how to grow Trovita oranges highly depends on one’s garden. The grower must select a well-draining location if they want to grow this tree outdoors.
This spot should receive full sun. Those who want to grow it indoors should ensure the container is adequately sized. They should then fill such a container with lightweight and well-draining potting soil.
Although it’s a dwarf variety, a Trovita orange tree grows quite big, up to 10 feet (3 m). Hence, it will likely need to be transplanted into bigger pots annually. Plus, growers will even need to move the plant outdoors during the summer.
Hence, the grower should take into consideration the size of the potted plants and how they would be moving them - the best thing to do is to place a container with the Trovita orange tree on the cart with wheels, which would allow them to move the plant where and when needed.
Note: To prevent the tree from overgrowing its pot, trim the rootball every 3-4 years during the winter period. Also, replace as much soil as possible when trimming the roots.
Fortunately, Trovita orange tree needs relatively minimal care irrespective of where it’s grown.
However, growers should remember that it will need a consistent routine of irrigation and fertilization if the grower intends to create the best chance to set a large crop of fruit.