Terrace Orange Bigardier.
Bigardier is a sour orange which yields large yellow fruits reminiscent in shape and size of a grapefruit. The fruits although not sweet enough to eat raw as a dessert fruit, make wonderful marmalade and a fantastic orange sauce to go perfectly with duck. We selected this variety due to its high tolerance to UK climatic conditions and particularly to lower temperatures. A rarity among citrus plants. Bigardier has also been selected for its very symmetric and rounded growing characteristics. When in flower, the pure white blossoms are held in profusion during mid summer and fill the air on warm evenings when the strong and sweet scent drifts on the light breezes.
This variety is most precocious and thirty or forty fruits on a tree of seven years old is not uncommon.
Plants are supplied in 5 litre nursery pots with a supporting bamboo cane.
Approximate height when delivered is 80-90cm.
The image shows a 3yr old tree.