How to Grow Oranges – A Guide to Growing Oranges
Growing oranges successfully in the UK is possible, but you need to remember that they are not hardy. Most varieties will only tolerate temperatures down to 7 °C. As such you need to take into consideration that only during the Summer months will they tolerate outdoor temperatures.
Oranges are not entirely hardy in the UK. If you live in a colder area of the country, try growing your tree in a large container. The tree can be moved outdoors during the summer and kept indoors, above 7 °C, during the rest of the year or just keep growing in a conservatory. Growing in a pot you will need to re-pot every few years. You could also grow in a glasshouse or conservatory all year round.
- Plant in the spring to give the plant the whole growing season to settle down and establish.
- Citrus flower through much of the year and the fruits can take up to a year to ripen, so it is usual to find both flowers and fruits on the plants.
- Follow the general citrus growing advice.