Citrus reticulata Blanco
Photos by David Karp,CVC, 3/13/2008. Photo rights. Carrizo, 25 year old tree.
Source: Received as seed from H.B. Frost, 1915.
Parentage/origins: Mediterranean Sweet orange x Dancy mandarin
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
4/1987, EMN: Small orange colored fruit- too small for commercial use. Most fruit is on ground now.
3/13/2008, DK & TS: Productive; fruit small to medium in size, round; deep orange, pebbly rind; flesh seedy, juicy, sweet, a bit bland.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-small, reddish-orange, slightly oblate and necked, and faintly pebbled. Rind peels readily. Seedy, early ripening fruit of sprightly, acid flavor. Sensitive to sunburn and does not hold well on tree, but good for home use.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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