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* After the fruits start to grow, they take 7-8 months to become ripe. To determine the ripeness of the orange fruit, check the texture by squishing it gently. A ripe orange will be soft but will take over a few weeks to become sweet. The fruit develops a vibrant, shiny orange color when fully grown. Simply hold and twist the orange and it will come off. Avoid using too much force as it might damage the plant. You can also use a shear to nip the fruits off the branch. Choose an orange to harvest that smells sweet, fresh, and citrusy, not moldy. The surest way to check to see if an orange tree is ready to be picked is to taste one or two fruits before you harvest the entire tree. Oranges are a non-climacteric fruit which means that they will not ripen after being picked off the tree.
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