Oranges (Citrus × sinensis)


Moon Valley Nurseries has been growing citrus from only registered root stock for over 20 years and continues to grow only the best tasting fruit that is proven to produce in our areas. Citrus trees are an extremely popular type of tree among home gardeners as well as those looking to add a beautifully unique and versatile tree to their custom landscape. Some of the easiest citrus trees to grow are going to be orange trees. These offer an abundance of fruit as well as shade to help keep you cool while its produce nutrient rich food for you and your family to enjoy.

Sweet, juicy oranges make a delicious and healthy snack and add a big flavor punch to any recipe. Orange trees can be traced to ancient Chinese literature as far back as 314 B.C. and are now the most cultivated fruit tree in the world. Orange trees are very easy to grow and are attractive trees that can easily be placed in most landscapes. They also produce a beautiful white flower known as the Orange blossom, which is a very fragrant flower used in perfume making and associated with good fortune. There are hundreds of Orange varieties to choose from, but only a small number are recommended as excellent and reliable for our area. We’ve taken the guesswork out and only carry the best varieties for our area.

The absolute best varieties to grow in our climate are going to be the Arizona Sweet Orange, Washington Navel, Valencia as well as the Trovita orange trees. These are all proven varieties that will produce great tasting fruit for many years to come.


A great landscape tree!

Allow to grow free form, too much pruning effects bloom cycles

Loves the heat