Cadena Punchrosa sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Ted Frolich, UCLA Variety Collection, 1960.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Originally from Morocco.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
2/8/1988, EMN: This orange much resembles Cadenera but is inferior in that the fruit is much seedier. A fairly typical seedy sweet orange; flesh a bit coarse, flavor only fair.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" A moderately seedy, midseason Spanish variety that much resembles Cadenera, Cadena Punchosa is inferior in that the fruit is much seedier. In addition, Gonzalez-Sicilia (1963) reports that the juice content is lower, the flavor less rich, and the season of maturity a little later. Chapot reports that in Morocco these differences are not evident. Cadena Punchosa has largely been replaced with less seedy varieties and is no longer planted."
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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