Chinotto sour orange hybrid (CRC 2375-B)
Citrus myrtifolia Rafinesque
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC, 2/11/2008. Photo rights.
Source: Received as a live plant from
the Office of Crop Physiology and Breeding Investigations
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
EMN: Not clear which budline this is.
2/26/1988, EMN: This and daughter, CRC 3857, appear identical. Fruit not nearly as sour as true sour orange.
2/11/2008, OJB, DK & TS: Small, seedy; not as bitter as typical sour orange, relatively low acidity; juicy for the size of the fruit. Fruit hangs on the tree a long time as an ornamental.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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