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Rhode Red Valencia orange

Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck


CRC 3995

PI 539666

VI 487  


Photos by Toni Siebert (left and center) & David Karp (right), CVC,  4/11/2008. Photo rights. Carrizo, 17 year old tree. 


Source: Received as budwood from Florida Budwood Registration Program, Winterhaven, Fl, 1988.


Parentage/origins: Apparent this variety is a selection from a mutated branch from a normal Valencia.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: March to July


Notes and observations:

Jack Hearn: This is a chimera and could revert to normal Valencia through inadvertant selection of mutant bud.

12/1989, EMN: We probably should not release from any trees which have not fruited. Darker color is in both rind and flesh (juice).

Dave Gumpf: Deep orange colored flesh. Matures same as other Valencias. Good crops on citrange and rough lemon. Only real advantage over other Valencias is the deep flesh color. 


Availability:  Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.


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