Akcay Sekeri Crescent Orange, also known as Crescent Orange, this unique, early ripening variety originated in Turkey. Akcay Sekeri (Crescent) is prized for its good crops of deep orange, sweet and flavorful fruit. Ripening earlier than most other oranges, it is great for fresh eating and juice.
Latin Name: Citrus sinensis
Site and Soil: In spring, summer and fall, keep your potted Citrus in a location with 1/2 day to full sun. In the winter, place your plant in a well-lit room. Potting soil should be coarse, acidic, and well-drained.
Rootstock Description: Flying Dragon is a hardy and very dwarfing rootstock for Citrus that induces very early flowering and fruit production. Trees grown on Flying Dragon will rarely exceed 5 ft. in height and will often produce fruit the year they are planted.
Pollination Requirements: Akcay Sekeri is self-fertile. You can help it set fruit by taking a small brush and moving pollen from flower to flower.
Hardiness: Akcay Sekeri should be hardy to at least 30° F.. We recommend moving it to a well-lit and protected location in the fall before frosts occur.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft.
Taste: Sweet and flavorful
Fruit Skin: Deep orange
Fruit Flesh: Orange
Bloom Time: Winter to early spring
Ripening Time: November to January
Yield: 40-50 fruit
Pests & Diseases: While outside, Citrus plants will likely not be bothered by insect pests. Be on the lookout for slugs. Indoors, Citrus can have mites and/or aphids. Watch carefully for any problems and treat with an insecticidal soap or wash them off. We have not seen any disease problems on our Citrus varieties.
USDA Zone: 9