Verna sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Spain, via Glen Dale & CCPP, 1961.
Parentage/origins: Original PI 244968 received as budwood; fruited in CCPP Rubidoux screenhouse. Seed from screenhouse fruit planted and 6 individual seedling budlines planted at Lindcove. This accession is one of those 6 seedling budlines.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: October to December
Notes and observations:
EMN, 3/1987: Elongate orange, few seeds, still tart.
EMN, 2/10/1988: Appears identical with Berna, CRC 3272, except that this accession has better rind color this season. Also much resembles Pera, CRC 3864, and could be its twin.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-small, oval to ellipsoid; base commonly with faint radial furrows; apex slightly depressed; seeds few or none. Well-colored at full maturity, but regreens thereafter. Rind medium-thick, firm; surface finely pebbled. Flesh well-colored; moderately juicy; flavor sweet. Fruit holds especially well on tree with good quality and ships well. Late in maturity, but earlier than Calabrese of Italy and Valencia.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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