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Smith Red blood orange

Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck

 

CRC 4093

PI 654881

VI 647

 

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Photos by Toni Siebert (left and right) & David Karp (center), CVC,  4/11/2008. Photo rights. Carrizo center 5 year old tree, unknown right, 20 year old tree.

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Photos by David Karp. Photo rights.

  

Source: Received as seed from homeowner (Smith) of Moorpark, Ventura County, California, 1988. Smith Red Blood orange was received from the UCR Variety Collection 9-1-1998, trees planted in Lindcove Foundation Block 2001 and the first budwood went out to nurseries in January of 2004.

 

Parentage/origins: Merleen Smith residence, Moorpark, CA, c. 1988. Released by California Citrus Clonal Protection Program in 2004. Originally believed to be a spontaneous mutation of backyard Valencia tree and named ‘Smith Red Valencia’, but this parentage seems unlikely.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to April

 

Notes and observations:

9/30/1988, MR: A single seed from a deep red colored fruit collected from one of two Valencia trees in Ventura County by homeowner. Fruit somehwat overmature. Looks like a blood orange, including an indentation at stylar end. This was the only fruit found so far. Nick Sakovich will check for more. Seed heat treated and 8-HQ. Homeowner is___ Smith. Trees to field were A,B,C. Maybe three seedlings from one seed." Homeowner believed neighbor was poisoning her tree and contacted the local Farm advisor. The tree is a vigorous grower and carries good crops of fruit. The fruit is of good size and flavor and is very low-seeded. As noted above, the rind frequently carries a heavy red blush and the flesh is heavily pigmented with anthocyanin. The fruit shape is somewhat variable, globose to avoid, with a depressed base, possibly due to juvenility of subject trees. Although the fruit is mature in late winter, it holds well into late spring, well past the season for conventional blood oranges.

3/22/2010, DK: Good size, typically larger than Moro; somewhat variable shape; globose to ovoid with a depressed base, possibly due to juvenility; rind frequently heavily blushed, texture more pebbled than Moro or Tarocco; flesh deeply pigmented by anthocyanin, less tender than Tarocco; flavor very good, sweeter than Moro; seeds few; season late winter in Riverside, holds on the tree past the season for Moro.

  

Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Smith Red

CVC Fruit Quality Data for Smith Red:

(Old format)

CULTIVAR SAMPLE LOCATION DATE  NUMBER OF FRUIT PER SAMPLE TOTAL LENGTH PER SAMPLE (cm) TOTAL WIDTH PER SAMPLE (cm) LENGTH /WIDTH RATIO TOTAL WT PER SAMPLE (grams) MEAN WEIGHT PER FRUIT (grams) EXTERNAL COLOR BASED ON COLOR CHART TEXTURE BASED ON CHART TOTAL RIND THICKNESS PER SAMPLE (mm) TOTAL SEEDS PER SAMPLE INTERIOR COLOR DESCRIPTION TOTAL JUICE WT. PER SAMPLE (grams) % JUICE TSS (TOTAL SOLUBLE SOLIDS) % ACID (BASED ON CITRIC ACID) RATIO (TSS / % ACID) 
Red Valencia Riverside 5/30/2002 10 73.6 69.3 1.1 1595.1 159.5 12.0 3.5 54.0 9.0 MED. OR. W/ DK. RED FLCK. 658.1 41.3 12.7 1.0 13.3
Red Valencia Riverside 3/24/2003 10 66.7 63.2 1.1 1253.5 125.4 11.5 4.0 51.0 16.0 DARK RED 575.5 45.9 13.3 1.2 11.5
Red Valencia Riverside 3/24/2003 10 70.7 67.2 1.1 1475.0 147.5 11.5 3.0 60.0 8.0 DARK RED 582.2 39.5 12.2 0.9 13.4
Red Valencia Riverside 4/11/2003 10 67.3 64.3 1.0 1327.4 132.7 11.0 3.5 50.0 9.0 DARK PURPLE 533.3 40.2 13.0 0.9 13.9
Red Valencia Riverside 4/11/2003 10 69.7 66.0 1.1 1437.5 143.8 12.0 2.5 66.0 6.0 DARK PURPLE 594.7 41.4 12.5 1.0 12.3
Red Valencia Riverside 5/7/2003 10 67.4 63.9 1.1 1286.8 128.7 12.5 4.5 51.0 14.0 DARK RED 555.7 43.2 12.9 0.9 14.6
Red Valencia Riverside 5/7/2003 10 66.9 62.6 1.1 1292.8 129.3 12.5 4.5 56.0 10.0 DARK RED 521.7 40.4 12.9 0.9 15.0
Red Valencia Riverside 3/1/2005 10 68.3 65.3 1.0 1366.4 136.6 10.5 3.0 55.0 32.0 DARK PIGMENTATION 562.3 41.2 12.7 1.1 11.2
Red Valencia Riverside 3/1/2005 10 62.1 58.1 1.1 1021.4 102.1 11.0 2.5 61.0 37.0 DARK PIGMENTATION 398.1 39.0 12.8 1.0 13.4
Red Valencia Riverside 3/14/2005 10 75.9 68.5 1.1 1550.6 155.1 11.0 3.0 65.0 27.0 VERY DARK RED 626.8 40.4 12.7 0.9 13.6
Red Valencia Riverside 3/14/2005 10 69.6 63.1 1.1 1304.9 130.5 10.5 3.0 66.0 22.0 DARK RED 478.1 36.6 12.8 0.9 13.7
Red Valencia Riverside 4/11/2005 10 72.9 69.6 1.0 1586.0 158.6 11.0 4.0 74.0 21.0 DARK PURPLE 484.5 30.5 11.3 0.8 14.5
Red Valencia Riverside 4/11/2005 10 66.7 61.0 1.1 1197.0 119.7 11.0 3.0 65.0 30.0 DARK PURPLE 400.0 33.4 11.8 0.8 15.4
Red Valencia Riverside 5/2/2005 10 75.0 68.3 1.1 1544.2 154.4 10.5 3.0 64.0 31.0 DARK RED 471.0 30.5 12.0 0.9 12.9
Red Valencia Riverside 5/2/2005 10 67.5 62.5 1.1 1242.4 124.2 11.0 2.5 74.0 58.0 DARK RED 367.8 29.6 12.5 0.9 14.6
Red Valencia Riverside 1/23/2006 10 67.3 64.5 1.0 1406.3 140.6 11.5 2.5 54.0 5.0 ORANGE + BLUSH 679.1 48.3 12.6 1.4 9.3
Red Valencia Lindcove 1/25/2006 10 78.6 76.2 1.0 2053.2 205.3 12.5 6.0 90.0 9.0 DARK PIGMENTATION 740.9 36.1 14.0 1.6 8.5
Red Valencia Riverside 2/12/2006 10 69.7 68.7 1.0 1581.7 158.2 11.5 4.0 56.0 0.0 DARK RED 731.3 46.2 12.6 2.0 6.3
Red Valencia Lindcove 2/16/2006 10 83.1 76.5 1.1 2034.1 203.4 11.5 5.0 93.0 5.0 DARK RED 650.3 32.0 13.2 1.6 8.6
Red Valencia Riverside 3/6/2006 10 72.5 69.4 1.0 1618.7 161.9 13.0 3.0 56.0 2.0 DARK RED 659.2 40.7 12.6 0.9 13.7
Red Valencia Lindcove 3/9/2006 10 84.6 77.3 1.1 2143.7 214.4 13.0 7.0 94.0 2.0 VERY DARK PURPLE 718.9 33.5 13.5 1.4 9.6
Red Valencia Lindcove 3/27/2006 10 78.5 74.9 1.1 2048.2 204.8 13.0 7.0 85.0 0.0 PURPLE 655.5 32.0 13.4 1.3 10.2
Red Valencia Riverside 3/27/2006 10 70.6 68.0 1.0 1566.2 156.6 13.0 3.0 58.0 10.0 DARK RED 702.3 44.8 12.1 0.9 13.2
Red Valencia Riverside 1/16/2007 10 69.2 67.1 1.0 1555.3 155.5 11.0 3.0 41.0 9.0 RED 713.1 45.8 9.3 1.1 8.8
Red Valencia Lindcove 1/23/2007 10 78.2 92.4 0.8 2464.1 246.4 11.0 2.5 81.0 5.0 RED 751.7 30.5 10.8 1.3 8.1
Red Valencia Lindcove 1/23/2007 10 75.1 81.9 0.9 2067.8 206.7 11.5 5.5 64.0 0.0 RED 699.0 33.8 10.5 1.4 7.6
Red Valencia Riverside 2/12/2007 10 67.5 68.7 1.0 1547.8 154.8 11.5 3.0 53.0 2.0 RED 653.0 42.2 11.7 0.7 16.0
Red Valencia Riverside 3/5/2007 10 67.5 69.7 1.0 1587.2 158.7 12.0 3.0 51.0 0.0 RED 695.2 43.8 12.9 1.1 12.2
Red Valencia Riverside 3/26/2007 10 68.0 67.9 1.0 1523.9 152.4 12.0 4.0 65.0 1.0 VERY DARK RED 643.4 42.2 12.4 1.1 11.3
Red Valencia Lindcove 1/7/2008 10 83.0 86.1 1.0 2637.8 263.8 10.5 5.5 81.0 4.0 DARK-MEDIUM RED 1138.4 43.2 9.3 0.9 10.9
Red Valencia Lindcove 1/7/2008 10 83.3 82.3 1.0 2619.6 262.0 10.5 6.0 73.0 23.0 DARK-MEDIUM RED 1058.0 40.4 8.9 0.8 11.5
Red Valencia Lindcove 2/4/2008 10 79.2 80.5 1.0 2302.9 230.3 10.5 3.0 80.0 5.0 MEDIUM/ DARK RED 934.3 40.6 9.1 1.1 8.1
Red Valencia Lindcove 2/4/2008 10 83.1 81.9 1.0 2613.7 261.4 10.5 1.0 75.0 22.0 DARK RED 1137.3 43.5 8.5 1.1 7.9
Red Valencia Lindcove 2/29/2008 10 74.6 74.1 1.0 1901.6 190.2 11.0 2.5 67.0 0.0 DARK RED 785.9 41.3 9.4 0.8 11.9
Red Valencia Lindcove 2/29/2008 10 94.4 89.2 1.1 3062.1 306.2 11.0 2.0 95.0 11.0 DARK RED 944.7 30.9 8.9 0.9 10.4
Red Valencia Riverside 1/7/2008 10 75.1 71.4 1.1 1833.8 183.4 10.5 2.0 60.0 13.0 MEDIUM RED 847.1 46.2 10.3 1.0 10.8
Red Valencia Riverside 2/4/2008 10 77.3 77.6 1.0 2161.4 216.1 10.5 3.0 78.0 7.0 MEDIUM RED 850.1 39.3 10.6 0.8 13.0
Red Valencia Riverside 2/25/2008 10 79.7 75.4 1.1 2071.4 207.1 10.5 2.5 71.0 16.0 MEDIUM DARK RED 826.8 39.9 10.1 1.1 9.4
Red Valencia Lindcove 4/2/2008 10 81.0 75.9 1.1 2053.0 205.3 12.0 2.0 54.0 14.0 RED 659.3 32.1 10.0 0.8 13.1
Red Valencia Lindcove 4/2/2008 10 89.0 86.2 1.0 2743.1 274.3 11.5 2.5 74.0 9.0 RED 783.5 28.6 9.0 0.7 13.7

 

 

 

 

 

 


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