University of California, Riverside
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
UCR Citrus Variety Collection - Home
UCR Home UCR Web Sites
Search
Resources



Macetera sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE

 

CRC 3871

PI 539635

VI 285

 

 

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.
      Tree robust, large-sized, and somewhat thorny.  A regular and good bearer.
      This high-quality, old Spanish variety is said to be increasing in importance, especially in Alicante Province, but its thin rind and juiciness make it a poor shipper and keeper.  It is considered excellent for processing. "

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

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Macetera sweet orange

 

 

 


 

How to Support the Collection


Page created by: Center for Visual Computing
Maintained by: tsiebert@ucr.edu

UC Seal