The orange most popular for commercial production or home gardening because the fruits are so easy to peel and the slices separate easily. Navel oranges are also seedless, and the sweet flavor is outstanding. This orange was discovered in Brazil in the 1800s. It was a single tree with a mutation that produced seedless fruit with the distinctive “navel” (the navel is actually a small stunted second orange). Since there are no seeds, all trees in existence are produced from cuttings derived from that one, original mutated tree.
Utilize citrus trees in the landscape just like any ornamental tree. Give enough space that light is available from all sides, away from the shade of larger trees or buildings. A great plant for large patio containers where the fragrant flowers can be enjoyed and the fruit easily picked. Can also be grown indoors if space and ample sunlight can be provided.