Chinotto broadleaf sour orange
Citrus myrtifolia Rafinesque
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC, 3/3/2008. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood by Chris Corbett who found the mutation on another sour orange accession in the Citrus Variety Collection.
Parentage/origins: Chinotto broadleaf sour orange was a mutation growing from a branch on Chinotto hybrid (CRC 3728) on C-35 citrange rootstock.
Rootstocks of accession: Schaub rough lemon, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to February
Notes and observations:
1/2007, RRK: This accession has shortened internodes and broader leaves than the standard 'Chinotto'. As with the standard 'Chinotto', it is of interest mainly as an ornamental type.
3/3/2008, DK & TS: Trees are shrubby and have a lollipop shape. Only a few fruits on these young trees, and most have died up or granulated by now. Fruits are round to slightly flattened. Rind smooth for a sour orange; there's a spicy taste to the rind.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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