Varieties such as 'Thompson Navel', 'Washington Navel' or 'Navelina' are typical representatives of the navel oranges (Citrus sinensis) with a small secondary fruit embedded at the end of the main fruit – hence the name 'navel'. The abundant fruit of these orange trees tastes sweet, is rich in juice and is very easy to peel: Ideal for snacking directly from the tree!

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Growth and Size

‘Washington Navel’ oranges presumably came from Brasil to California in 1873. Its growth is - typical for oranges- compact, its leaves have little wings and are dark green. The flowers show mainly in early summer and reach a size of 2-3 cm. They are white and intensely fragrant. Characteristic for the app. 10 cm big ‘Washington Navel’ fruit is its ‘navel’ at the fruit’s base.It is formed by a second, smaller fruit that is embedded into the larger fruit. If you cut the fruit open you can see this smaller fruit as a whole circle of fruit segments. ‘Washington Navel’ oranges are definitely seedless and easy to peel. The fruits segments can be easily separated from each other, making them very popular for direct consumption. Also, they have a very balanced proportion of sugar to acidity. Like all other Oranges, ‘Washington Navel’ have no problems with low temperatures and can be placed outside from April to October which also strengtens the plants and keeps them free of insect pests.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: intensly fragrant & many flowers; edible & decorative fruits that stick on the tree for a long time; evergreen & shiny & fragrant leaves; compact crown; thornless
punkt_gruen.gif Use: in pots from April outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden - during winter in a wintergarden or winter quarter; all-year in a heated greenhouse or bright living room

Product Details

Data sheet

Asia (mediterranean)
Flowering period
Blooming several times
Color of flowers
Edible fruits
Fragrant flowers
Tree or shrub
winter temperature
8 (±5)°C
Minimum temperature
0 °C
Hardiness Zones
2,5 - 3 m