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Cadena Punchrosa sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE


CRC 3246

PI 105009

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.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Cadena Punchrosa sweet orange







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