Orange de Nice sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as a seedling of CRC #3276, 1966.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
2/8/1988, EMN: Orange de Nice is listed in TCI as an acidless orange. Our accession is NOT an acidless orange. It is a typical seedy sweet orange of medium-early maturity.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" This sugar orange, a variety of the French Riviera, is so similar to the Succari of Egypt and Meski of Tunisia as to be indistinguishable to the writer. "
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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