Catlin sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from CRC 1414, old budline Catlin, 1961.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
Six seedling budlines were fruited at Lindcove; all appeared identical.
3/23/1987, EMN: Fruit still tart at this time.
2/8/1988, EMN: Appears to be a typical seedy, mid-season sweet orange.
12/1989, EMN: Lab fruit analysis & comparison with Olinda indicates Catlin virtually identical, certainly no better holding for late harvest.
2/26/1990, EMN: Compared to Olinda. Seems virtually identical.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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