Lima acidless sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
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.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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