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Sunburst mandarin

Citrus reticulata Blanco RUTACEAE

CRC 3809

PI 539520

VI 377



Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.


Source: Received as budwood from Florida, 1979.


Parentage/origins: Robinson mandarin x Osceola mandarin


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to February


Notes and observations:

This accession had thermotherapy when imported from Florida.

3/1987, EMN: Small fruit, most on ground now. Sunburst is a beautiful dark orange color and smooth rind- these are its only attributes. It is too seedy, too small, a very poor peeler, has some Encore-like spots. Flavor is good.


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

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