Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sunburst Oranges Presents Fun Orange Facts

We bring up interesting facts about oranges and orange trees from time to time. We hope you find these facts as interesting as we do.

The very nature of citrus itself, an attractive evergreen plant with fruit that is both edible and medicinal, has generated much folklore in its long history as an ancient crop of human cultivation. 

Citrus has been known to keep away the ‘bad spirits’, stave off the ‘scurvy’, its oil protect against the ‘plague’, its flowers symbolize purity & fecundity, its wood ‘worth its weight in gold’. Citrus motifs have formed in sculptures, mosaics, embroidery, weaving, paintings, poems and songs throughout antiquity.

1. Oranges are fourth most popular fruit and orange juice is the most popular juice in the U.S.

2. The Florida oranges are greener than the California oranges. The warm night climate in Florida causes the chlorophyll pigments to migrate into the orange peel making it more greener.

3. It is possible for more than one plant to grow from a single seed of orange.

4. Orange fruit will never rot before it is plucked from the tree.

5. The ripe oranges that are unplucked from the trees, may turn from orange to green due to a process called re-greening. This effect does not hamper the taste and the oranges nutritional value.

6. Oranges contain more fiber than most fruits and vegetables.

7. In some countries oranges and orange blossoms are symbols of love.

8. More orange trees are killed by lighting than plant diseases.

9. Oranges were known as the fruits of the Gods. They were often referred as the ‘golden apples’ that Hercules stole.

10. There are over 35,000,000 orange trees in Spain.

Citrus trees grow into three basic wing-span” sizes: 

Potted citrus trees – grow to 6’ - 7’ tall with a 4’ - 6’ limb diameter and can produce 80-160 pieces of fruit per year when mature.

Dwarf citrus trees – grow to 8’ - 9’ tall with a 7’ - 8’ limb diameter and can produce 500-600 pieces of fruit.

Full size citrus trees – grow to 20’ - 30’ tall with a limb diameter of the same 20’ - 30’ and can produce an 800 pieces of fruit.

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

Presented By:
Sunburst Oranges
180 South “E” Street
Porterville, CA  93257

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