Botanical name: Citrus sinensis
Common name: Red orange
General features: Red orange plants have a strong root system and the foliage has an expanded shape, similar to a large umbrella. The elliptical and lanceolate leaves have a smooth margin and slightly pointed apex. The orange blossoms are star-shaped with a corolla consisting of five white, highly scented petals. The shape of the fruit is ovoid and the skin is red and slightly papillate. The pulp is juicy, deep red and seedless.
Curiosity: In ancient times, the red orange was widespread in the Mediterranean area, but was mainly used for ornamental or religious purposes.
Ornamental virtues: The red orange is particularly valued in the ornamental sector not only for its excellent productivity, but also for the colouring of its skin, which is characterized by unique red pigments.