Amoa 8 tangor
Citrus nobilis Lour. RUTACEAE
PI Not assigned
Photos by Toni Siebert, CVC. 1/10/2011. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Dr. Francesco Russo, Sicily, Italy, 2002.
Parentage/origins: C. sinensis cv. 'Moro' X C. deliciosa cv. 'Avana'. Original cross made sometime around 1990.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January
Notes and observations:
9/6/2007, RRK: This accession was apparently developed and selected by Instituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura for use in the ornamental market.
1/10/2011, TJS: Budded trees from the seedlings of seeds given to us by Russo were planted in 2006. The accession on C-35 rootstock first flowered in March 2010. Stigmas and styles were red to pink in color. Several fruits followed that started to get anthocyanin pigment in mid-November. By January, most fruits were bright red in color both internally and externally; some were dark purple. This accession was originally named 'Amoa 8' orange, but fruit characteristics are more mandarin-like. Rind peels away very easily; segments peel easily from each other. Rough rind with a slight neck and depressed apex. Good flavor. Seedy.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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