Aziza sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Dr. John Carpenter, USDCS, Indio CA, 1960.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Originally from the Station Experimentale de Sidi Slimane, Morocco.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
J. Carpenter: A sweet orange with ornamental characteristics.
2/8/1988, EMN: Not "nearly seedless" but seeds are few. Otherwise fruit of this accession fits C.I. description very well.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" This Moroccan variety is a beledi selection or unknown origin that was formerly of local importance and has now been replaced largely with better varieties. The fruit matures in midseason and is nearly seedless, medium-small, and oblong to oval, with a medium-thick, tightly adherent rind. The flesh is tender, melting, and of good flavor. The tree is moderately vigorous, somewhat upright, and possesses an alternate bearing tendency. "
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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