The Mysterious Journey of an Orange
Oranges are a delicious fruit that grows in warm climates. Have you ever wondered how long it takes for them to grow and ripen? The process is full of mystery and wonder, so let’s take a closer look.
Planting the Seed
The first step in growing oranges is planting the seed. It takes about two weeks for the seed to germinate and start to sprout. Once it does, it will take a few years before your orange tree produces its first fruit.
Growing oranges requires patience, as it can take up to six years for an orange tree to reach maturity and produce fruit consistently. During this time, you need to make sure that your tree has enough sunlight, water, and nutrients.
When your orange tree reaches maturity, it will begin producing flowers that eventually turn into tasty fruits! This blooming period usually happens during springtime when temperatures are warmer.
After the blossoms fade away from the tree comes another waiting game: waiting for those green orbs on their branches turning bright orange! Depending on the variety of orange (there are many!), they can ripen anywhere between 3-12 months after flowering begins.
Finally – harvest time arrives! You’ll know when your oranges are ready because they’ll easily come off with a gentle twist or tug from the branch (and if you pick one too early or late — don’t despair!–just put them out in natural sunshine!). Afterward there may be some surprises inside; due to weather or other factors each piece of citrus will have its own bold unique flavor!
Growing oranges isn’t easy-peasy lemon squeezy — but with attention, patience, and love of surprise — your juicy rewards will be well worth the wait!