The mean circumference (apples 2.3 and oranges 2.6), and diameter (apples 0.6 and oranges 0.7) also are very closely related in size. Both oranges and apples contain seeds which can easily reproduce more fruit. The environments in which apples and oranges grow have many similarities. Apples and oranges grow in the mid-summer in orchards across America. The first step to growing apples and.