Shamouti (Jaffa) Orange

Shamouti (Jaffa) Orange


Shamouti orange is a vigorous growing tree, that produces slightly arching branches.
It is very cold tolerant and produces a fragrant sweet almost seedless orange that matures in early winter.
The fruit is mid sized and easy to peel as the skin is thick the fruit segments easily also. It's a good all rounder for eating and juicing.

As a general rule our trees should fruit in the second autumn after you have planted them, given they receive good nurture and optimal conditions.
All of our Citrus trees are all grafted to appropriate rootstock, we use clean Aus Citrus virus indexed tested propagation material and budwood. You are assured of a premium, quality, professionally grown tree.

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The ShamoutI or Jaffa Orange has a long and very interesting history, as many “old world” citrus varieties do. However this particular citrus fruit has a political story that is both fascinating and complex.
Once the Shamouti orange was Israel’s most revered export, bred as an easy peel orange it is almost seedless and the fruit sold full of middle Eastern sunshine and exoticness  
The ‘Brand’ Jaffa  captured the European and American market. Hollywood celebrities promoting both the fruit and the juice of Jaffa, the name became synonymous with oranges, good health and deliciousness.
The picking and packing of the fruit employed thousands of peasants and workers from Palestine, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon, that was until 1948 when the bombs fell in the Arab – Israeli war and took out orchard after orchard of Shamouti Oranges.