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Fuya Menuda sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE

 

CRC 3787

PI 539619

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.

Source: Received as seed from Mr. Guillermo Colon, Majorca, Balearic Island, Spain via Beltsville, 1978.

 

Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March

 

Notes and observations:

An ornamental dwarf citrus. Polyembryonic.

11/12/1986, EMN: W.P. Bitters says this is probably NOT Fuya Menuda


2/8/1988, EMN: Our accession (3787) is probably NOT Fuya Menuda, it is a very large tree, one of the largest in the row. Fruit is a sweet orange but does not appear promising: size is slightly small, slightly rough rind slightly puffy, very seedy, slightly tart now.

 

Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

" An interesting Spanish variety, apparently originating in the Balearic Islands, Fuya Menuda is highly ornamental because all parts of the plant—tree, leaves, and fruit—are markedly reduced in size.  It constitutes the only truly dwarf sweet orange variety known to the writer. "

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Fuya menuda sweet orange

 


 

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