Hongjian sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from H-J Su, National Taiwan University, 2003.
Parentage/origins: Reported to be a seedling selection of 'Gailiancheng' sweet orange.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
2006, RRK: Seedling selection (1971) of 'Gailiangcheng' made at Hongjiang State Farm, Guangdong, PRC. 'Hongjiang' is one of the major cultivars in western Guangdong Province, PRC. It has an orange-red peel and red pulp and ripens in December.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
Zhong, Proc Int Citrus Symp, Guangzhou, PRC, Nov 1990, pp 149-154.
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