Rich Fruit,limited(China)


Home ProductsNewsAbout usOranges infoSales NetworkMessage
Category

Contact: Roy
Telephone: 0086-
150-210--999-79

SKYPE: Jiang997

Email/MSN : info@orangesfruit.com
 
Home > News > Fruits News > Honey Oranges (Nanfeng Oranges)

Honey Oranges (Nanfeng Oranges)

Author :   Source :   Hits : 3000   Addtime : 2010-08-21 13:01:18

HONEY ORANGE

1. INTRODUCTION

Honey orange is one of the popular citrus species cultivated by smallholder farmers along the coastal and midland areas in Sarawak. There are, however, many variations in fruit type, with quite noticeable differences in fruit size and shape, thickness of rind and sweetness.

The fruit is well accepted as a dessert fruit and the market for it is good. Fruits are globose-obiate in shape and 5-10 cm wide, with skin shiny and greenish yellow. The skin is thin, and peeling easily. The segments, roughly 9-158 are easily separated and covered with a very thin, transparent skin. The flesh is juicy, pale orange in colour and sweet.

The nutrient composition of the edible portion is:-

COMPONENT
PER 100G EDIBLE PORTION
Energy
44.9 kcal
Water
88.6 g
Protein
1.1 g
Fat
0.3 g
Carbohydrate
9.1 g
Fibre
0.6 g
Ash
0.3 g
Calcium
18.0 mg
Phosphorus
17.0 mg
Iron
0.2 mg
Sodium
3.0 mg
Potassium
81.0 mg
Carotene
200 mg
Vitamin B1
0.08 mg
Vitamin
0.07 mg
Niacin
0.2 mg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
28.0 mg

Source : Fruits Technology, MOA Semenanjung, 2003

2. CROP REQUIREMENT

2.1 Climate

Honey orange are adapted to grow under all climatic conditions where frost is not a limiting factor. It can survive in areas with temperature between 23 - 38C, and annual rainfall of not more than 900mm.

2.2 Soil

Honey orange can be grown on a variety of soils ranging fron sandy to soils with a high clay content. However, the best soil is medium textured soil of alluvial origin, uniform, reasonably deep and fertile, having good internal drainage. Soil pH between 5.0 - 6.5.


3. CULTURAL PRACTICES

3.1 Propagation

The trees are prpagated by marcotting or budgrafting. Since honey orange is prone to diseases which are transmitted through planting materials, disease free planting material must be used. Marcotted/budgrafted plants flower and fruit about three years after planting.

3.2 Establishment

Square and rectangle planting system are recommended for planting distances are either 5.5m x 5.5m (330 trees/ha) or 5m x 5m (400 trees/ha). Planting holes of 0.5m diameter and depth are dug and into each is incorporated 5 kg dried chicken dung, 200g rock phosphate and 100g dolomite.

3.3 Pruning

Pruning aims at maintaining good vigour of the tree, obtaining desired shape of canopy and enhance production of fruits. For the first two years, formative pruning is done along with the removal of water shoots, dead, diseased and close branches. On fruiting, prining is pruning is normally performed after harvest, that is around September or October, to remove dead and diseased branches. Removal of the unwanted parts permit free circulation of air and allows good penetration of sunlight through the canopy. Open centre system of pruning is practised in honey orange.

3.4 Weeding

During the first two years of growth, weeds around the tree trunk should be controlled manually. Mulching is recommended to reduce weed growth around the tree base and also to conserve moisture. Weeds between rows can be controlled using contact herbicides or planting cover crops.

 

Prev News : oranges fruit
Next News : Honey Oranges(Fresh Orange for sale)

 GAP Nanfeng oranges

  Worldwide Fruits  | China Fruits | Oranges | Apples| fresh fruitNanfeng Oranges | honey oranges | Navel oranges | Citrus Friut | Sweet Oranges | Business Directory | baby clothes toys 
Copyright © 2005-2010 Rich Fruit,limited (China) All rights reserved  oranges fruits
Nanfeng Oranges http://www.orangesfruit.com Email: info@orangesfruit.com 
 | | oranges nutrition|  orange recipes|  history of oranges|  oranges pictures|  oranges poem|  oranges calories
Design by : ZHTX