Homosassa sweet orange (CRC 1696)
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from progeny in 1924 nursery, 1927.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Reported to be a seedling selection inthe orchard or Mr. Yulee at Homosassa, Florida.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
Largest seedling of 93 Homosassa seedlings in 1924 nursery.
2/08/1988, EMN: A typical mid-season, seedy sweet orange. This and CRC 292 appear alike.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" Fruit medium-sized, subglobose to ellipsoid; base evenly rounded to slightly collared and basal area somewhat furrowed; apex evenly rounded; areolar furrow indistinct or lacking; moderately seedy. Well-colored at maturity. Rind medium-thick, smooth, and finely pitted. Flesh medium-tender, juicy; flavor good. Midseason in maturity.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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