Citrus sinensis was discovered in Venezuela. It is part of the Rutaceae family of plants. It produces a good size orange with no seeds. The orange fruit is a good source of antioxidant. Citrus sinensis is a cross between Bahia Navel Orange and Washington Navel Oranges.
The Citrus sinensis flowers are very fragrant. The petals of the Citrus sinensis flower is used to make Orange Blossom Water. This is used in cooking in Europe and the Middle East. In Spain, they use dried flowers to make tea. Leaves are also used for tea. They place beehives around these plant groves to make Orange blossom Honey.
How to grow Citrus Sinensis
Grow Citrus sinensis in the full sun. In hot climates water it regularly. It grows to 15′ – 20′ tall. It blooms in early spring. Citrus sinensis has glossy dark green foliage. It can be grown in a pot or outside in milder climates.