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Biondo Riccio sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE


CRC 3630

PI 230379


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


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


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to February


Notes and observations:

2/8/1988, EMN: This is a very old Italian variety which has not been planted for many years. Trees small for age; fruit a typical seedy sweet orange.


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

"  Fruit large, globose; base slightly flattened and deeply furrowed; apex slightly depressed; seedy.  Well-colored at maturity.  Rind medium-thick and surface coarsely pebbled and somewhat rough.  Flesh juicy and flavor pleasant when fully ripe.Medium early in maturity and ships reasonably well.
      Tree moderately vigorous, highly productive, and hardy. 
      Another very old Italian variety of unknown origin, Biondo Riccio has not been planted for years but is still important in some of the oldest Italian districts. "

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Biondo Riccio sweet orange






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