Curry Early sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from John Carpenter, USDCS, Indio, CA, 1961.
Parentage/origins: R.B. Curry of Edinburg, Texas, obtained budwood from a seedling tree on a ranch north of Edinburg in 1926.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
Carpenter received budwood from USDA Station at Weslaco, Texas, 1958-60. Curry early sweet orange, Rio Farms variety block, R-11, T-9. Registered as psorosis free. Carl Waibel in 7th Ann Proc. Rio Grande Hort. Soo., 1953, p.20: This seedling produced an orange of larger size than the Hamlin and with the texture of Valencia. The Curry early produced a fruit of few seeds and early ripening, sweet in August. It may be a seedling selection of the Ruby orange.--Carpenter.
3/23/1987, EMN: NOT early; fruit still tart now. What happened?
2/8/1988, EMN: A typical seedy sweet orange. May be slightly early this season by my taste.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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