Citrus reticulata Blanco
Photos by David Karp, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from the UCR breeding program, 1966.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Commerically available beginning in mid-March, but flavor is best from May to July.
Notes and observations:
The fruit is medium in size with a thin, yellow-orange rind. Encore fruits hold well on the tree without much puffing of the rind. Encore tend to be alternate bearing. Monoembryonic; excellent flavor;desirable as home garden variety but non-commercial due to rind spots. Can be held on tree as late as September. Alternate bearing.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium in size, strongly oblate in form; rind thin and moderately adherent but easily peelable; surface texture smooth; color yellowish-orange. Core hollow and segments about 11. Flesh color deep orange; firm in texture, but tender and juicy; flavor rich. Seeds numerous, monoembryonic, and cotyledons usually white. Very late in maturity (fully as late as King) and holds especially well without loss of quality or much puffing of the rind.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program
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