Orange trees are evergreen but, unlike many limes and lemons, do not produce fruit continually throughout the year. Each tree produces one crop of fruit per year, with the fruiting cycle taking up to 10 months for some varieties.
Thereof, are blood orange trees self pollinating?
Blood oranges do not require cross-pollination with another citrus tree in order to bear fruit. If you have sparse fruit, however, this is not a result of not having cross-pollination, but more likely is the result of insufficient numbers of bees frequenting your tree.
Are there male and female orange trees?
Usually most flowers are perfect, meaning they have both male and female parts; an orange tree has a perfect flower. Some fruits need seeds to make growth hormones so that the fruit will develop normally, however there are a few fruit which develop without seed such as Oriental persimmons and navel Oranges.
How long does it take for an orange tree to bear fruit?
An orange tree grafted onto rootstock may take three years to begin producing, while a tree grown from seed can take up to 15 years. After transplanting a tree from one container to another or from a container into the ground, the tree may take three to four years to bear fruit normally.