Vaccaro blood orange (CRC 3242)
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 3/17/2010, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Plant Introduction greenhouse, Riverside (CRC), 1959.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January
Notes and observations:
JAB: The tree that this seed came from was destroyed at the plant introduction house because of psorosis. Of 30 seeds: 12 singles, 10 doubles.
EMN, 3/23/1987: Some fruits show moderate rind blush. Virtually no blood color internally- an occasional fruit has a few small flecks, mostly near the rind. This and CRC 3627 appear identical.
EMN, 2/4/1988: This and CRC 3627 still appear identical. It is a mid-season moderately seedy sweet orange with some red rind blush but very few internal flecks of blood color. See blood orange color comparison chart on back of CRC 3152 accession card.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"The Italian Vaccaro variety produces an attractive, midseason, few-seeded fruit of good quality. This variety, which has distinctive tree characteristics, is of limited importance in the Paterno area.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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