Dummett bittersweet sour orange
Citrus aurantium L.
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 3/3/2008. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed collected by Dr. H. J. Webber from bittersweet orange tree on edge of Dummett Grove on North end of Merritts Island, Florida, 1932.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Open pollinated seedling.
Rootstocks of accession: Yuma Ponderosa lemon
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
1/26/1990, EMN: Heavy crop both trees. Fruit appears to be a typical sour orange, but flavor is bittersweet.
3/3/2008, DK &TS: Attractive medium-yellow orange fruits, pebbly rind, but flesh is bitter and sour, not a good flavor.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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