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Orange seedlings - Oxfarm
The orange tree is an evergreen, flowering tree, with an average height of 9 to 10 m (30 to 33 ft), although some very old specimens can reach 15 m (49 ft). Its oval leaves, alternately arranged, are 4 to 10 cm (1.6 to 3.9 in) long and have crenulate margins. Orange farming, what you should know; Acquire your Seedlings from our farms at onset of rains or do irrigation. Prepare the field and dig planting holes 60 x 60 x 60 cm. During planting, use well-rotted manure with topsoil. Spacing varies widely, depending on elevation, rootstock and variety. Generally, trees need a wider spacing at sea level than those transplanted at higher altitudes. Usually the plant density varies from 150 to 500 trees per ha, which means distances of 5 x 6 m or 7 x 8 m (oranges, grapefruits and mandarins). It is very important to ensure that seedlings are not transplanted too deep. After planting, the seedlings ought to be at the same height or preferably, somewhat higher than in the nursery. Under no circumstances must the graft union ever be in contact with the soil or with mulching material if used. Keep the trees free of weeds. Maintain a single stem up to a height of 80-100 cm. Remove all side branches / rootstock suckers. Pinch or break the top branch at a height of 100 cm to encourage side branching. Allow 3-4 scaffold branches to form the framework of the tree. We have a Package for orange farming check HERE to visit and to book.