Khalily sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Ted Frolich, UCLA, 1960.
Parentage/origins: Reported to be a sport of Shamouti orange. Originally from Egypt.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
EMN:From Egypt to UCLA. Bud from a seedling introduced by R.W. Hodgson- a sport of Shamouti orange. This orange is described in TCI, Vol. I, pp 453, as "Shamouti Masry (Khalily White, Egyptian Shamouti)". Trees & fruit look like Shamouti.
7/8/1988, EMN: Close examination of 10 fruit of each indicates that this and CRC 3746, Shamouti, are identical.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-large, ellipsoid to oval; seeds few or none. Color orange to deep orange. Rind medium-thick; surface finely pitted and relatively smooth; peels readily. Flesh well-colored; juicy; flavor rich and sweet. Midseason in maturity. Indistinguishable from Shamouti.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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