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Lima acidless sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck


CRC 950

PI 37793

VI 428


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.


Source: Received as budwood from Col. J. de Tieve e Argollo, Agua Comprida, Bahia- thru USDA, 1916.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

EMN, 3/23/1987: Acidless, seedy, may tend to small sized fruit. Similar to Orange of Heaven (CRC 371) but may have slightly better rind color.


Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

" Fruit medium-small, spherical to subglobose; seeds comparatively few.  Rind medium-thick; surface slightly rugose; color light orange.  Flesh color light yellow; tender and juicy; flavor insipid because of lack of acid.  Very early in maturity.
      Tree vigorous, large with dense foliage, and highly productive.
      Lima is said to be the most important of the three non-acid orange varieties grown in Brazil, where this fruit is so highly appreciated that it currently constitutes about 10 per cent of the plantings.  It is accorded particular dietary values for adults and is reported to be especially popular with children."

Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.

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