Do Orange Trees Have Thorns?
Like all citrus, sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis) often have branches studded with thorns. On some trees, they’re few, small and blunt. On others, such as the blood orange ‘Tarocco,’ they can be needle-sharp and long enough to scar the fruit. To learn why they’re there, if they’ll go away and what to do if they don’t, continue reading!