Hart's Late Valencia orange
Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck
Photos by Toni Siebert, CVC, 4/11/2008. Photo rights. C-35 left, Carrizo right, 25 year old trees.
Source: Possibly received as budwood from Dr. Fawcett's #86, Florida collection, 1914.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: March to July
Notes and observations:
11/1989, EMN: Appears to be an ordinary Valencia.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" The English nurseryman, Thomas Rivers of Sawbridgeworth, imported this variety [Valencia] from the Azores Islands and catalogued it in 1865 under the name Excelsior (Coit, 1915). About 1870, he provided trees to S. B. Parsons, a Long Island Nurseryman, and in 1876 he sent trees to A. B. Chapman of San Gabriel, California. In the meantime, Parsons sold trees to E. H. Hart of Federal Point, Florida, where in 1877 the variety received the name Hart's Tardiff [Hart's Tardiff is also known as Hart's Late]."
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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