Nagpur orange is a variety of orange grown in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. It is rustic and pockmarked exterior which is sweet and has juicy pulp.
ABOUT NAGPUR ORANGE
Nagpur orange is a variety of orange grown in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. It is rustic and pockmarked exterior which is sweet and has juicy pulp. It gives the city of Nagpur its pseudonym Orange City. The Geographical Indication was applied for Nagpur Orange with the registrar of GIs in India and is effective as of April 2014. The Nagpur oranges blossom during the Monsoon season and are ready to be harvested from the month of December. The orange crop here grows twice a year. The fruit is available from September to December.
MAINTENANCE OF THE PLANTATION
The fertilization of growing orange trees depends on the use of the fruit. Extra nitrogen fertilizer results in more oil in the peel. Potassium fertilizer decreases oil in the peel. For high productivity of edible oranges, 1 to 2 pounds of nitrogen should be applied yearly to each tree. Fertilizer should include potassium and phosphorus as well as a range of micro-nutrients. If your older orange tree does not produce fruit in abundance, take a soil test of the area where growing orange trees reside to determine what fertilizer ratio is needed. Additional fertilization is often applied by spraying the leaves of the tree once or twice a year.
WATERING AND WEED CONTROL
Young orange trees should be watered regularly until fully established. In dry western climates, water mature trees deeply at least every one or two weeks. Desert gardeners may have to water more frequently. Mulch the soil around the trees to conserve moisture. Weeding is also very important. Remove all weeds 1.5 meters around the plant.
PRUNING AND SHAPE OF TREE
Pruning the orange tree for shape is not necessary. However, you should remove any branches that are a foot or less from the ground. In addition, remove damaged or dying branches once they are noticed.
HARVESTING YOUR ORANGE
Fruits are harvested when they attain full size, develop attractive color with optimum sugar and acid blend. Fruits should be harvested preferably with clipper, shears, or secateurs. Mandarins should not be harvested in wet weather or during rains