Bessie sweet orange (CRC 1693)
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from selected progeny in 1924 rootstock nursery, 1927.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
HJW: This was the largest seedling among 48 seedlings of this Bessie orange. When this seedling was budded to Lisbon lemon, buds were taken from top and inserted in seedlings of Box Springs sour orange, (CRC 628).
2/08/1988, EMN: This is a typical mid-season, seedy sweet orange. This acc. and CRC 245 appear alike.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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