Plant Structure, Function, and Use

Plant Uses

How long can an orange tree produce oranges?

An average orange tree will produce fruit for fifty years, but eighty years of productivity is not uncommon, and a few trees are known to be still producing fruit after more than a century. An orange tree may attain a height of 20 feet (6.1 meters), but some trees are as much as 30 feet (9.1 meters) high. Orange trees grow well in a variety of soils but prefer subtropical settings.


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