Biondo Riccio sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
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.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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