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Citrus 'Shamouti' (‘Palestine Jaffa’)

Sweet Orange
Evergreen, Edible fruit, Trees


As landscaping plants, citrus offer year-round attractive form and glossy deep green foliage; also bear fragrant flowers and decorative fruit in season. If you want quality fruit, your choice of varieties will depend on the total amount of heat available through the fruit-developing period (need varies according to type) and on the winter cold in your zone.

Citrus flowers attract bees.

For detailed information about citrus selection and growing, see How to choose and grow citrus.

Citrus 'Shamouti' (‘Palestine Jaffa’)

Originated in Israel and considered there to be finest orange. Large, seedless, no navel. Not a commercial orange in California because not sufficiently superior to ‘Washington’ navel. Grown on dwarf rootstock for home gardens because of beauty in form and foliage. It is wider than tall. Larger leavesthan those of navel oranges.Heavy crop of fruit in earlyspring. ‘Pera’ is a ‘Shamouti’relative grown in Hawaii.

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