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Sep 21, Take a cutting from a current year's branch. Don't take the cutting so soon that the branch is soft and pliable--wait until it has a little woody substance.
Make the cut with a sharp knife at about a degree angle to the branch. Orange trees grown from seed often tend to produce sour oranges. Softwood Cutting Propagate an orange tree by cutting a 6- to inch section of branch during the period from late spring to early summer.
This is called a softwood cutting; it is best to take a. Mar 02, orange cuttingAuthor: Nature lover.
Remove the flowers as well if your orange tree is under 2 or 3 years old.
Cut off one of the smaller branches--using a hand saw--approximately 1 inch from where it emerges from the orange tree trunk. Examine the interior wood of the branch you cut to see if it is yellow or white and moist to the touch.
If the wood is brown, black or completely dry, then the orange tree is dead. Step 5.