Precoce de Valence sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
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Source: Received as seed from Dr. Cooper, Delta Lake, Texas, 1958.
Parentage/origins: From double seedlings; originally imported from Morocco as Budwood.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
So far the Precoce sweet orange has not come down with Phytophthora in Cooper's rootstock planting at Delta Lake. It is one of the highest producing stocks in this planting.--J.Furr.
According to TCI, Vol. I, pp 444, "Precoce de Valence" is a synonym for Cadenera. Is this what this is? The plot thickens-- EMN 1987.
2/8/1988, EMN: Apparently old card name: "Precoce de Valencia" was in error. should be "Precoce de Valence" S/A ratio in Jan. '87 was very high. A comparison was made of fruit of this accession with CRC 2856, Cadenera Fina, and CRC 3632, Cadenera. This accession is similar but not identical to those two; it has better rind color on average, rougher rind, may be slightly larger, has more seeds.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-sized, globose to slightly oval; apex somewhat depressed; areole ring faint or lacking; seeds few or none. Moderately well-colored. Rind medium-thin and surface smooth to finely pebbled. Flesh very juicy and flavor and aroma excellent. Holds well on tree and retains quality. Medium-early in maturity (preceded by Salustiana and Hamlin).
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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