Boukhobza sweet orange
Maltaise sanguine Boukhobza
Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck
Photos by Toni Siebert, Lindcove, Ca, 12/13/2007. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from L'Ariana, Tunisia, 2006.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
12/2006, RRK: According to the SRA website, the place of origin is Jardin Boukhobza, La Soukra. Seedling selection of 'Maltaise Sanguine' (information from SRA-San Giuliano website. It was selected for introduction to the US on a visit to Corsica associated with the 1997 ISCN conference.
12/13/2007, RRK & TS: During walk thru at Lindcove Field Station on 12/13/2007, we saw that Boukhobza had a reddish blush on the rind and a slight pigmentation indicating that this is a varient of Maltaise Sanguine.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Boukhobza sweet orange
Saunt, J. 2000. Citrus Varieties of the World. Sinclair International.
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