Maltese Oval sweet orange (CRC 274)
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Fawcett's #96, Florida collection, 1914.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
3/23/1987, EMN:Most fruits more round than oval; mid-season, good flavor. Not enough fruit on CRC 590 to compare.
2/08/1988, EMN: Appears to be the same as CRC 590; see notes on that card.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-sized, spherical to oval; basal collar radially furrowed; seeds relatively few. Color pale at maturity and some tendency to regreen. Rind medium-thick; surface somewhat pebbled; peels readily. Flesh pale-colored; moderately juicy; flavor mild. Medium-late in maturity.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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