Citrus reticulata Blanco
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 01/2011, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from the Citrus Research Center, Riverside, Ca, early 1900's.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to April
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-large, moderately to slightly oblate; base commonly slightly necked and furrowed; apex flattened or depressed with visible areolar area. Rind medium-thick, soft in texture, moderately adherent but peels fairly well; surface slightly rough and bumpy; color deep orange at maturity. Segments 10 to 12, separable without difficulty; axis medium and semi-hollow. Flesh color deep orange; tender and juicy; flavor rich, sprightly, and distinctive (tart until very mature). Seeds polyembryonic, numerous and cotyledons pale greenish-yellow. Very late in season of maturity (slightly ahead of King). Retains quality if left on tree but puffs somewhat.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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