Oranges are a type of berry (Hesperidia to be exact)
An orange tree can grow to reach 30 feet and live for over a hundred years.
One citrus plant can carry towards 60 000 flowers, and but only 1% of them will carry any fruits(!)
"Navel Oranges" get their name from the odd belly-button shape their stem end forms.
The word "orange" doesn't get its name from its color. But originates from a translation from the sanskrit naranga (originally from Tamil naru).
Christopher Columbus brought the first orange seeds from Europe in 1493 to "the New World" on his second voyage.
The first orange trees first grew in modern day China.
Each year America grow 25 BILLION oranges, and most grows in Florida.
In the 18th century, sailors brought sauerkraut and citrus to prevent getting Scurvy on longer voyages.
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