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Nova mandarin

Citrus reticulata Blanco

CRC 3615

PI 539514

VI 282

novanova

novanova

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 01/2011, CVC. Photo rights.

  

Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, CA, 1968.

 

Parentage/origins: Reported to be a hybrid of a Clementine mandarin and Orlando tangelo.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January

 

Notes and observations:

Nova, a sibling of the Lee, Osceola, and Robinson mandarins, is a hybrid of Clementine mandarin and Orlando tangelo. The tree grows vigorously and can be thorny. The medium-sized fruit is usually subglobose and has a slightly pebbled thin reddish-orange rind that is easily peeled. The flesh is dark orange, fine-textured, and juicy with a sweet, rich flavor. In mixed plantings, Nova fruits are moderately seedy, but in isolation the fruits are seedless but less plentiful. Nova matures in early winter and holds well on the tree.

3/1987, EMN: Many on ground but still holding well on tree. Peels somewhat poorly but is excellent to eat, few seeds. "Nove" in Spanish means "does not go", and this cultivar hasn't. How sad, too bad.Polyembryonic. Dr. Reece, Texas, Weslaco A & I Station, sent seeds to Dr. Furr. This is a hybrid of Clementine X Orlando.

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

"Fruit much like Orlando in size and form, medium-large, oblate to subglobose and without neck; base slightly rounded; apex nearly flat.  Rind thin, leathery, moderately adherent but easily peelable; surface slightly pebbled; color deep yellowish-orange at maturity (deeper than Orlando).  Segments about 11, easily separable; central axis medium in size and open.  Flesh color deep orange; juicy; flavor pleasant.  Seeds numerous in mixed plantings, polyembryonic, and with light green cotyledons.  Colors and matures very early (considerably ahead of Orlando).
      This very early ripening variety is a sister to the Lee, Osceola, and Robinson mandarins, all four resulting from a Clementine mandarin-Orlando tangelo cross made in 1942 by Gardner and Bellows of the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Orlando, Florida, and described and released in 1964 (Reece, Hearn, and Gardner, 1964).  Since its parents are strongly self-incompatible and more fruitful if cross-pollinated, it seems likely that Nova will exhibit the same characteristics.
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Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Nova mandarin

CVC Fruit Quality Data for Nova mandarin:

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CULTIVAR SAMPLE LOCATION DATE  NUMBER OF FRUIT PER SAMPLE TOTAL LENGTH PER SAMPLE (cm) TOTAL WIDTH PER SAMPLE (cm) LENGTH /WIDTH RATIO TOTAL WT PER SAMPLE (grams) MEAN WEIGHT PER FRUIT (grams) EXTERNAL COLOR BASED ON COLOR CHART TEXTURE BASED ON CHART TOTAL RIND THICKNESS PER SAMPLE (mm) TOTAL SEEDS PER SAMPLE INTERIOR COLOR DESCRIPTION TOTAL JUICE WT. PER SAMPLE (grams) % JUICE TSS (TOTAL SOLUBLE SOLIDS) % ACID (BASED ON CITRIC ACID) RATIO (TSS / % ACID) 
NOVA Lindcove 1/8/1997 10 63.0 72.2 0.9 1686.9 168.7 13.0 3.5 47.0 70.0 MED. ORANGE 817.8 48.5 13.3 1.1 12.4
NOVA Lindcove 1/8/1997 10 58.8 69.9 0.8 1469.0 146.9 13.0 4.0 52.0 77.0 MED. ORANGE 595.8 40.6 13.8 1.2 11.6
NOVA   Riverside 1/8/1997 10 55.6 63.0 0.9 1274.7 127.5 12.0 3.0 29.0 169.0 MED. ORANGE 649.7 51.0 13.6 0.9 15.6
NOVA Riverside 1/8/1997 5 34.7 37.8 0.9 1012.5 202.5 12.0 3.0 20.0 70.0 LT.-MED. OR. 486.3 48.0 12.4 0.8 14.8
NOVA Riverside 1/27/1997 10 57.9 65.2 0.9 1321.2 132.1 13.0 3.5 30.0 164.0 BR. ORANGE 732.1 55.4 14.0 0.8 18.7
NOVA Riverside 1/27/1997 5 35.0 38.3 0.9 1052.0 210.4 13.0 3.5 21.0 17.0 LT-MED. OR. 476.1 45.3 12.7 0.8 16.0
NOVA Lindcove 1/28/1997 8 48.8 53.5 0.9 1090.2 136.3 13.0 5.0 39.0 26.0 LT-MED. OR. 472.8 43.4 13.3 1.0 13.8
NOVA Lindcove 12/18/1997 10 61.1 70.8 0.9 1520.8 152.1 13.0 5.0 50.0 50.0 LT-MED. OR. 646.2 42.5 12.6 1.2 10.8
NOVA Lindcove 12/18/1997 10 60.3 67.7 0.9 1370.8 137.1 13.0 5.0 52.0 46.0 LT-MED. OR. 569.6 41.6 13.4 1.1 12.0
NOVA Lindcove 1/6/1998 10 61.2 69.3 0.9 1562.2 156.2 13.0 3.5 36.0 56.0 MED. ORANGE 755.8 48.4 13.4 1.0 14.1
NOVA Lindcove 1/6/1998 10 55.8 63.4 0.9 1148.8 114.9 13.0 3.5 41.0 43.0 MED. ORANGE 476.8 41.5 14.4 1.3 11.4
NOVA Irvine 1/6/1998 6 38.3 46.2 0.8 1176.8 196.1 12.0 4.5 27.0 97.0 BR. ORANGE 532.6 45.3 13.4 1.1 12.0
NOVA Riverside 1/8/1998 10 57.4 65.5 0.9 1381.9 138.2 12.0 2.0 29.0 110.0 BR. ORANGE 686.8 49.7 14.5 0.9 18.0
NOVA Riverside 1/8/1998 10 56.4 66.7 0.8 1398.0 139.8 12.5 2.0 31.0 121.0 BR. ORANGE 672.0 48.1 14.6 0.9 17.3
NOVA Riverside 2/2/1998 10 60.0 64.2 0.9 1381.7 138.2 13.0 2.5 33.0 71.0 BR. ORANGE 775.7 56.1 13.6 0.7 20.0
NOVA Riverside 2/2/1998 10 54.7 65.8 0.8 1319.8 132.0 13.0 3.5 35.0 91.0 BR. ORANGE 669.3 50.7 13.4 0.8 17.5
NOVA Lindcove 2/5/1998 10 66.1 74.8 0.9 1992.5 199.3 12.0 2.5 31.0 117.0 BR. ORANGE 1054.5 52.9 13.1 0.8 17.4
NOVA Lindcove 1/5/1999 10 53.3 60.6 0.9 988.8 98.9 12.0 3.0 43.0 36.0 MED. ORANGE 362.6 36.7 13.1 1.1 12.4
NOVA Lindcove 1/5/1999 10 54.6 62.6 0.9 1032.1 103.2 12.0 3.0 50.0 29.0 MED. ORANGE 313.9 30.4 13.7 1.1 12.7
NOVA Irvine 1/12/1999 10 49.4 58.6 0.8 931.8 93.2 12.0 2.0 28.0 36.0 MED. ORANGE 493.4 53.0 12.8 1.1 11.5
NOVA Irvine 1/12/1999 10 51.4 60.2 0.9 1054.5 105.5 11.5 2.0 29.0 114.0 MED. ORANGE 544.4 51.6 12.6 1.0 13.2
NOVA Riverside 1/26/1999 10 52.4 59.8 0.9 1073.4 107.3 12.5 3.0 23.0 116.0 DK. ORANGE 549.2 51.2 14.7 0.9 15.9
NOVA Riverside 1/26/1999 10 50.9 58.4 0.9 945.6 94.6 12.5 3.5 25.0 122.0 DK. ORANGE 463.0 49.0 14.6 1.0 15.3
NOVA Lindcove 1/27/1999 9 54.4 48.6 1.1 859.5 95.5 11.5 3.0 33.0 39.0 MED. ORANGE 350.7 40.8 13.9 1.0 13.8
NOVA Lindcove 1/27/1999 10 66.8 57.7 1.2 1171.3 117.1 11.5 3.5 41.0 46.0 MED. ORANGE 427.4 36.5 12.6 1.0 13.0
NOVA Irvine 1/28/1999 10 53.9 61.1 0.9 1095.2 109.5 12.8 2.0 33.0 10.0 BR. ORANGE  545.0 49.8 11.3 0.9 12.4
NOVA Irvine 1/28/1999 10 14.2 64.6 0.2 1245.6 124.6 12.9 2.0 NA 142.0 BR. ORANGE  651.1 52.3 12.7 0.9 14.2
NOVA Lindcove 2/11/1999 10 60.0 52.0 1.2 862.0 86.2 10.3 3.0 29.0 26.0 MED. ORANGE 334.8 38.8 14.3 1.1 12.7
NOVA Lindcove 2/11/1999 10 63.9 54.1 1.2 1021.2 102.1 11.0 3.0 46.0 27.0 MED. ORANGE 370.1 36.2 12.6 1.0 12.9
NOVA Irvine 2/19/1999 10 54.1 63.5 0.9 1186.2 118.6 12.0 2.5 32.0 53.0 BR. ORANGE 566.4 47.7 14.0 1.0 13.7
NOVA Irvine 2/19/1999 10 55.4 67.9 0.8 1411.1 141.1 12.0 3.0 36.0 174.0 BR. ORANGE 718.0 50.9 14.3 0.9 15.6
NOVA Riverside 2/22/1999 10 52.8 57.8 0.9 988.0 98.8 12.0 3.0 33.0 186.0 BR. ORANGE 486.3 49.2 14.6 0.7 19.9
NOVA Riverside 2/22/1999 10 50.9 56.0 0.9 908.8 90.9 12.0 3.5 28.0 140.0 BR. ORANGE 451.7 49.7 14.6 0.8 19.0
NOVA Lindcove 12/13/1999 10 50.1 55.5 0.9 848.0 84.8 12.0 2.0 32.0 74.0 MED.-BR. OR. 3988.0 470.3 15.3 1.6 9.7
NOVA Lindcove 12/13/1999 10 48.8 54.7 0.9 798.1 79.8 12.0 2.0 40.0 124.0 MED.-BR. OR. 343.5 43.0 15.7 1.8 8.6
NOVA Coachella 12/15/1999 10 63.5 72.3 0.9 1490.4 149.0 12.0 4.0 40.0 144.0 LT. ORANGE 323.8 21.7 10.2 0.8 12.7
NOVA Irvine 12/15/1999 10 45.2 44.6 1.0 725.5 72.6 12.0 1.0 22.0 63.0 MED.-BR. OR. 371.8 51.2 12.9 1.4 9.0
NOVA Irvine 12/15/1999 6 31.7 37.9 0.8 697.9 116.3 12.0 2.0 22.0 114.0 DK. ORANGE 310.6 44.5 13.8 4.5 9.1
NOVA Lindcove 1/4/2000 10 49.1 57.0 0.9 872.6 87.3 12.0 3.0 32.0 81.0 MED.-BR. OR. 419.5 48.1 15.4 1.4 10.9
NOVA Lindcove 1/4/2000 10 48.9 55.0 0.9 777.1 77.7 11.5 3.5 42.0 98.0 MED.-BR. OR. 317.2 40.8 16.7 1.7 10.0
NOVA Irvine 1/5/2000 10 46.4 57.5 0.8 873.5 87.4 12.0 1.5 33.0 102.0 MED.-BR. OR. 436.3 49.9 13.8 1.2 11.4
NOVA Irvine 1/5/2000 10 44.7 50.8 0.9 653.6 65.4 11.5 3.0 38.0 320.0 MED.-BR. OR. 219.0 33.5 16.4 2.1 8.0
NOVA Irvine 1/26/2000 10 50.0 61.6 0.8 1044.5 104.5 13.0 4.0 35.0 58.0 BR. ORANGE 559.3 53.5 14.6 1.0 13.9
NOVA Irvine 1/26/2000 10 44.6 49.3 0.9 604.9 60.5 11.0 4.0 42.0 198.0 MED. ORANGE 195.6 32.3 16.2 1.8 8.9
NOVA Irvine 12/12/2000 10 51.5 56.1 0.9 873.7 87.4 12.0 1.5 25.0 326.0 BR. ORANGE 382.1 43.7 14.0 1.0 14.5
NOVA Irvine 12/12/2000 10 47.6 52.5 0.9 735.1 73.5 12.0 1.5 23.0 322.0 BR. ORANGE 358.2 48.7 15.8 1.2 13.1
NOVA Riverside 1/3/2001 10 55.4 60.0 0.9 1067.7 106.8 13.0 2.0 27.0 252.0 BR. ORANGE 593.7 55.6 15.3 0.8 18.6
NOVA Riverside 1/3/2001 10 53.0 58.8 0.9 981.2 98.1 13.0 2.0 28.0 234.0 BR. ORANGE 486.6 49.6 15.3 0.9 16.4
NOVA Irvine 1/5/2001 10 56.0 61.5 0.9 1154.2 115.4 12.5 1.0 32.0 240.0 BR. ORANGE 558.8 48.4 14.1 0.8 18.8
NOVA Irvine 1/5/2001 7 36.7 40.4 0.9 675.4 96.5 12.0 1.0 22.0 176.0 BR. ORANGE 354.3 52.5 15.7 0.9 18.5
NOVA Coachella 1/12/2001 10 62.6 76.5 0.8 1776.1 177.6 12.5 4.0 37.0 201.0 BR. ORANGE 574.9 32.4 12.5 0.8 14.8
NOVA Irvine 1/24/2001 10 64.4 59.3 1.1 1347.0 134.7 13.0 2.5 31.0 170.0 BR. ORANGE 628.8 46.7 14.0 0.7 20.5
NOVA Irvine 1/24/2001 10 57.8 53.7 1.1 979.7 98.0 12.5 2.5 30.0 184.0 BR. ORANGE 471.4 48.1 15.6 0.9 18.3
NOVA Riverside 1/30/2001 10 59.1 54.3 1.1 1004.6 100.5 11.0 3.0 30.0 248.0 BR. ORANGE NA NA 14.9 0.8 19.0
NOVA Riverside 1/30/2001 10 62.1 57.3 1.1 1162.1 116.2 12.0 3.0 30.0 266.0 BR. ORANGE NA NA 15.3 0.9 16.9
NOVA Irvine 2/16/2001 10 57.2 62.0 0.9 1156.2 115.6 12.5 2.0 35.0 170.0 BR. ORANGE 536.5 46.4 14.2 0.6 24.2
NOVA Irvine 2/16/2001 10 52.8 58.0 0.9 963.1 96.3 12.0 2.0 30.0 110.0 BR. ORANGE 389.7 40.5 14.5 0.7 21.0
NOVA Coachella 10/9/2003 10 50.5 52.2 1.0 716.0 71.6 3.5 3.0 39.0 134.0 YELLOW 128.3 17.9 8.7 0.8 10.5
NOVA Coachella 10/9/2003 10 55.4 60.4 0.9 1039.4 103.9 4.0 3.0 34.0 128.0 PALE YELLOW 261.1 25.1 9.5 0.6 15.3
NOVA Coachella 10/9/2003 10 58.3 55.8 1.0 869.9 87.0 4.5 3.5 43.0 61.0 PALE YELLOW 268.2 30.8 9.5 0.8 12.5
NOVA Coachella 10/9/2003 10 52.8 55.6 0.9 845.2 84.5 4.5 3.5 36.0 161.0 PALE YELLOW 270.5 32.0 10.0 0.7 14.9
NOVA Coachella 10/9/2003 10 54.6 57.2 1.0 901.0 90.1 4.5 3.0 41.0 109.0 PALE YELLOW 271.9 30.2 9.9 0.7 14.1
NOVA Coachella 10/9/2003 10 54.8 59.3 0.9 976.6 97.7 4.5 4.0 43.0 116.0 LT. YELLOW 192.8 19.7 9.0 0.6 16.4
NOVA Coachella 11/21/2003 10 61.2 67.7 0.9 1311.6 131.2 6.0 4.0 43.0 128.0 PALE ORANGE 143.8 11.0 10.0 1.2 8.6
NOVA Coachella 11/21/2003 10 61.2 67.7 0.9 1311.6 131.2 6.0 4.0 43.0 128.0 PALE ORANGE 143.8 11.0 10.0 1.2 8.6
NOVA Coachella 10/28/2004 10 66.6 62.6 1.1 1102.4 110.2 4.5 4.0 40.0 115.0 PALE YELLOW 319.2 29.0 10.0 1.1 9.3
NOVA Coachella 10/28/2004 10 64.3 65.8 1.0 1403.8 140.4 4.5 3.0 44.0 96.0 PALE ORANGE 573.2 40.8 9.9 0.9 11.2
NOVA Coachella 10/28/2004 10 66.4 66.9 1.0 1454.8 145.5 5.0 3.0 35.0 58.0 PALE YELLOW 514.9 35.4 8.9 0.8 10.6
NOVA Coachella 10/28/2004 10 62.1 63.1 1.0 1257.7 125.8 5.0 3.0 40.0 231.0 PALE YELLOW 493.7 39.3 9.6 0.8 11.6
NOVA Coachella 10/28/2004 10 64.8 63.7 1.0 1235.1 123.5 5.0 4.0 44.0 131.0 PALE YELLOW 379.9 30.8 9.1 0.8 12.1
NOVA Coachella 10/28/2004 10 63.0 63.2 1.0 1213.3 121.3 4.5 4.5 49.0 58.0 LT. YELLOW 345.1 28.4 8.8 1.1 8.4
NOVA Coachella 10/28/2004 10 65.1 64.1 1.0 1269.0 126.9 4.5 5.5 49.0 37.0 LT. YELLOW 307.5 24.2 8.6 0.9 9.4

 

 


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