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Citrus aurantium

Citrus aurantium other name bitter orange also known as Seville orange
Botanical Name
Citrus aurantium
Common Name
bitter orange, Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange, and marmalade orange
Citrus aurantinum var. bigaradia of Watt
Collection Locale
Through out the INDIA
up to 5500 ft
Seed Collection period
Seed Longevity
1 year
Seed Purity
Seed Treatment
Usual Germination
Seasonal, Fruit, Ornamental, Timber
Seed Counts per KG
Plant Average Height

Citrus aurantium other name "bitter orange", also known as Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange, and marmalade orange, refers to a citrus tree (Citrus × aurantium) and its fruit. Many varieties of bitter orange are used for their essential oil, which is used in perfume and as a flavoring. The Seville orange variety is used in the production of marmalade. This is a medium sized thorny tree with broadly winged leaf stalks; flowers large, white and fragrant; fruit round, rather rough, orange in colour, smaller than that of sweet ornage. Rind aromatic, bitter and pungent; pulp acid and slightly bitter. It is said to be indigenous to India.this species includes large no. of varieties, some of them evidently from hybrid origin. The timber of bitter orange tree is hard. It is used in cabinet making.

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