Jincheng sweet orange (CRC 3983)
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from China, 1987.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
1/1989, EMN: This cultivar also came in by seed (to Dr. Soost) and is now planted in the variety collection (CRC 3935, planted 1988). Original USDA spec. sheet says this has "high soluble solids".
8/2006, RRK: "The whole story on these (CRC 3981-3985) imports that came in as both budwood & seed is that the seed went to Dr Soost in 1985; the budwood went to Glenn Dale in 1985 and increase budwood came here in 1987 and went into CCPP for processing. However, in the meantime, Dr Soost grew seedlings in the greenhouse but did not inform anyone in CCPP that this material was there until he retired in 1987 and the seedling budlines were propagated for the variety collection." (EM Nauer, 01/1989). "This cultivar also came in by seed (to Dr Soost) and is now planted in the variety collection (CRC 3935, planted 1988). Should we examine fruit from seedling budline before going to the trouble of indexing import budwood?" (EM Nauer, 01/1989). Apparently they did in fact go through the trouble of indexing this accession. Additional information from a 'Chinese student at UCR' via RK Soost: Literally, "Brocade" orange; also called "S26". All characteristics similar to 'Xianfengcheng' but different in shape (oblong) and rind color (reddish orange, darker than 'Xianfengcheng'); No 1 sweet orange for Sichuan Province.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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