Keen sour orange
Citrus aurantium L.
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 2/11/2008. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from a source in Bonita, CA, 1936.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Original source was root sprouts from under a Lisbon lemon tree planted in 1887.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
2/24/1988, EMN: This fruit is a typical sour orange.
2/11/2008, OJB, TS & DK: Looks like Seville; juicy; moderate seeds; flavor decent, but not great.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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