Sweet orange

Mosambi (Citrus Sinensis) is a large shrub or bushy tree commonly found in subtropical and tropical areas. It is adaptable to dry and arid conditions and winter having low rainfall. It is also known as Sweet orange.

Mosambi can be grown on a variety of soil textures, from heavy clays to very light sands. The tree is characterized by ovular, dark green leaves, fragrant white flowers and sweet orange fruit. The fruits, which contain vitamins, minerals and many other essential elements, are available throughout the year. The rind of the fruit is used as a carminative and tonic. Sweet orange is also added to squashes and cordials.

Mosambi grows throughout India, but major production is in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam and Karnataka.

Updated on 17th April, 2015


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