Selecta sweet orange (CRC 1045)
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
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Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Miguel de Teives e Argollo's grove, Roma, Bahia, Brazil- thru USDA, 1916.
Parentage/origins: From Brazil. Collected by Dorsett, Shamel, & Popenoe. Cuttings from a tree on Dr. Argollo's place. This orange has been introduced from Rio de Janeiro under F.P.I. No. 37840, which has description. Two trees transplanted from nursery to variety collection 5/20/27--H.J.W.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
1985, EMN: Old accession card said this accession also had concave gum.
2/08/1988, EMN: Appears identical to nucellar budline, CRC 3754 (see that accession card).
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" Fruit medium-sized, subglobose to spherical; basal area sometimes with radiating furrows; apex rounded or slightly flattened; areole usually distinct; seeds few. Rind medium-thick; surface smooth to slightly pebbled; color light orange. Tendency to color in advance of maturity, while still acid. Flesh juicy; flavor somewhat acid until full maturity, when it becomes sprightly and readily acceptable. Fruit does not hold well on tree after maturity, dropping freely. Late midseason in maturity though coloring early.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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