Sanguinello a Pignu blood orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
VI 265 (No longer available)
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 3/17/2010, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from USDCS, Indio, CA, via CCPP, 1965.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January
Notes and observations:
EMN, 3/23/1987: Similar to Vaccaro (CRC 3242) except that flecks of blood are more frequent and more distributed throughout pulp. Not a highly pigmented blood orange.
EMN, 2/4/1988: Like a sweet orange in flavor, seeds few to moderate in number. See blood orange comparison chart on back of CRC 3152 accession card.
Availability: No longer commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.
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