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Growing Oranges – How to Grow Oranges

How to Grow Oranges – A Guide to Growing Oranges

How to Grow OrangesGrowing 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.

Growing Oranges

  • 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.

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