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Lue Gim Gong Valencia orange

Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck

CRC 3025

PI 539658

LUELUELUE

Photos by Toni Siebert, CVC,  4/11/2008. Photo rights. C-35 left, Carrizo right, 25 year old trees. 

 

Source: Seedling produced at CRC, date unknown.

 

Parentage/origins: Seedlings obtained from fruit from CRC 225.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: March to July

 

Notes and observations:

1986, EMN: This accession had seedling yellows which was removed by thermotherapy.

6/1989, EMN: Fruit compared to Olinda Valencia: Appears very similar if not identical.

 

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

"   This so-called Florida variety in all respects is indistinguishable from Valencia.  In all probability, it represents a nucellar clonal budline of that variety and hence should be called Lue Gim Gong Valencia.
      According to Ziegler and Wolfe (1961), at the time of its introduction in 1912 it was claimed to be a hybrid of Valencia and Mediterranean Sweet, made at De Land in 1886 by a Chinese gardener of that name.  It was said to mature later than Valencia and hold better on the tree, neither of which claims have proven to be true.  It is still planted to a limited extent in Florida, however."
 

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Lue Gim Gong Valencia orange


 

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