Washington Navel Orange

During construction this Spring I removed my failing Robertson Navel. Unable to find another of suitable size, I replaced it with a Washington Navel. It’s doing well and sporting next year’s crop. :slight_smile:

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Very nice Richard. A nice crop for a young tree .
Mine are golf ball size and should be ready next June/July

Mick

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Richard, where do you normally get your fruit trees?
Thanks!

Here are the places I’ll search in the greater San Diego area:

Walter Andersen Nurseries (Poway, Point Loma)
Green Thumb (San Marcos)
City Farmer (a bit east of downtown)
Briggs Tree Company (Vista)

A very good online source for Citrus, esp. uncommon varieties: Four Winds Growers

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Thanks! I’ve been to both Walter Andersons, I actually work next to the Pt Loma one. I’ll have to see about visiting the others when I’m out that way.

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Fresh today!

Washington navel fruit 2018-01-25

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Very nice Richard. Good colour too

Mick

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those look great.

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Richard,

Have you ever taste Texas Sweet orange? I bought a box from Our local HyVee Supermarket and they are so sweet.

Tony

Fresh Oranges in February, God’s creations never cease to amaze me.

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@tonyOmahaz5 - it appears the name is the trademark of a distributor in Texas. The variety is likely Washington.

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My WN tree right now is so loaded with fruit I had to shim up the limbs with 2X4’s to keep them from breaking!

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Washington Navels knocked to the ground by yesterday’s wind and rain :slight_smile:

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Very prolific for a young tree. I’m sure I have over a hundred pounds of fruit on my tree just waiting to be consumed.

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We have a place in Phoenix with a Cara Cara Orange. It was an impulse buy at Lowe’s many years ago. The thing grew way faster than expected and puts out beautiful and tasty fruit. I mulch and trim it and that’s about it.

I wish I could grow them down here so bad!

Richard, what a reward this year! Amazing crop! Knowing how you keep your trees. That is probably no taller then 5-6 feet?

Good guess!