Orange-Tree. A native of the tropics, where it produces fruit throughout the year, the average annual crop of each tree being from 6,000 to 8,000. The orange - tree was transplanted from China (hence the term of China orange) into Europe by the Portu guese, about 1650, and now flourishes in Portugal and Spain, as well as the south of France, and on the shores and islands of the Mediterranean. In our own country a singular exception is found - a species of a very agreeable flavor is extremely abundant in East Florida, and is pronounced to be undoubtedly native.

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