Leng navel orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 1/15/2010, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Australia, via Glen Dale & CCPP, 1973.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January
Notes and observations:
EMN, 1985: Original import had tristeza which was eliminated by thermotherapy during processing as a foreign import. This navel is probably the best of all in fruit quality other than size. It has very smooth, thin rind, good but not exceptional rind color, high juice content, finely textured flesh, is seedless like a navel should be, has excellent flavor; mid-season. Its problem which probably rules it out for commercial use appears to be low production and small-sized fruit.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium-small to medium in size, globose; navel uniformly small though well developed; seedless. Color bright orange. Rind medium-thin to medium and finely pebbled. Flesh well-colored; texture medium; juicy; flavor only fair. Very early in maturity (a week or ten days earlier than Washington), but fruit holds well on tree without loss of quality.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
"Lindcove Navel Strain Trials after Nine Years", Citrograph, Dec. 1985.
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