Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sunburst Navel Oranges: What Is An Orchard?

At Sunburst Oranges we talk about our property as being an Orange Ranch. Many times you hear the terms; orange grove or orchard.  Is there a difference.

If we look at a dictionary we will see several definitions about those terms.

or•chard  (noun)

1. An area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees.
2. The trees cultivated in such an area.

1. (Agriculture) an area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit trees
2. (Agriculture) a collection of fruit trees especially cultivated

1. an area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees.
2. a group or collection of such trees.

orange grove (noun)

1. grove of orange trees
2. orange grove - grove of orange trees                
3. orchard, woodlet, grove, plantation
4. garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth

Did You Know?

Orange trees can live long lives. The St. Dominic's orange tree in Rome, for instance, was propagated in 1938 from roots that originated 800 years ago. With proper care, orange trees can definitely last a lifetime. Oranges have a yearly cycle of growth, flower production, and fruiting.

Orange trees grown in the home landscape can remain in production for more than 100 years if tree is cared for with proper pruning of suckers and dead branches, regular fertilizer applications, and protection from freezing temperatures.

During summer the orange trees convert sunshine into nutrients for developing fruit. Fruits remain green until fall when the decrease in daylight and cooler temperature trigger them to turn orange.

This old saying seems to fit; A Rose By Any Other Would Smell As Sweet. So no matter what you call them having a place to grow oranges gives you access to one of nature’s miracle fruits.

Are you looking for the perfect gift for business associates, family or friends? A quick visit to can solve all of your fresh gift giving adventures. We have the finest selections and the freshest citrus you can buy.

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Sunburst Packing Co.
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257

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