If you love the idea of spreading tangy homemade marmalade on hot buttered toast, it’s time to grow a Seville orange.
Sometimes called a bitter or sour orange, Seville oranges (Citrus x aurantium) produce aromatic, intensely flavoured sour fruit with a thick rind. They’re ideal for making marmalade as well as zesting and juicing for use in both sweet and savoury dishes.
Seville oranges are hardy trees that will grow in all but the coldest areas. Reaching 2-4 m tall they prefer a sunny location with well-drained soil. They’re fast growing attractive trees with deep green leaves, fragrant white flowers in spring and decorative vibrant fruit that ripens in winter.