Macetera sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
VI 285 (No longer available)
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from John Carpenter, USDCS, Indio, CA, via CCPP, 1966.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
Seedling budline grown from seed at USDCS.
2/8/1988, EMN: Attractive trees; nice fruit size on average. Slightly early in maturity but flavor seems a bit flat to my taste. Otherwise is a typical seedy sweet orange.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-sized, subglobose to globose; apex slightly depressed; seeds few. Rind very thin, smooth, and finely pebbled. Color pale. Flesh tender, juicy, and with special flavor and fragrance. Fruit holds well on tree, but sensitive to frost. Midseason in maturity.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.
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