Ovale sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Alfredo Ferrand, Peru, 1966.
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: Fruit is oval shaped, late maturing, virtually seedless. Italy's late variety orange, and is harvested from March through June.
2/8/1988, EMN: An elongate orange- too elongate to be considered commercial.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-large, oval; base commonly with low, narrow, slightly furrowed collar; areole faint or lacking; seeds few or none. Well-colored at maturity, but regreens if held on the tree long thereafter. Rind medium-thick, very tightly adherent; surface finely pebbled. Flesh juicy and well flavored at maturity. Holds especially well on tree with little loss in quality and stores and ships well. Late in maturity (the latest of Italian varieties and approaching Valencia).
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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