Citrus reticulata Blanco RUTACEAE
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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