Valencia Orange Tree is the best variety for orange juice. The medium-large fruit has a high juice content and is very sweet. The nearly seedless fruit holds well on the plant. The vigorous, attractive tree performs well in all citrus climates. Self-fertile. Needs heat to sweeten fruit. Harvest in Summer. Protect from cold temperatures below 28F.
Semi-Dwarf vs. Standard citrus trees:
The difference between a semi-dwarf tree and a standard tree is the mature height. Semi-dwarf citrus trees are smaller and grow to approximately two-thirds the size of a standard tree form. Depending on the position of the lower branches on the trunk, a semi-dwarf citrus can look like a bush with a short trunk, or a tree with a trunk.
The mature height of a Valencia Orange tree based on average growing conditions is:
Semi-Dwarf tree: 10-15 ft. tall.
Standard tree: 15-20 ft. tall.
In containers, the Valencia Orange tree will be smaller and can easily be pruned to maintain a desired size.
The mature height and fruit production of your citrus tree will depend on several environmental factors such as climate, light, soil type, texture, fertility and moisture, and pruning practices. Your citrus tree can easily be maintained at a smaller size with annual pruning.