Cipo sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from George Quesada, Novato, CA, 1984.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
This budline was received from George Quesada, a citrus hobbyist who had received his source from John Carpenter, USDCS, several years before. This cultivar originated in Brazil. Seed went to Florida; budwood to USDCS from Florida. George Quesada thinks it may be interesting as an ornamental (phone conversation with EMN about 1984).
3/23/1987, EMN: A strange growing orange indeed. Low, prostrate tree; branches grow outward and downward; slow growing and probably will be a dwarf or small tree. No fruit yet.
2/4/1988, EMN: First fruit. Appears to be a typical mid-season, seedy sweet orange.
11/14/1989, EMN: Medium crop on tree 14- Virtually all fruit are hidden under tree skirt; most are resting on the ground. I'd like to see this cultivar growing in a large tub on top of a post. A nice orange, not quite ready yet.
1/23/1990, EMN: Fruit sample collected & compared in lab with Parent navel & Pineapple sweet. Intermediate in size, rind color about the same as Parent & Pineapple, slightly coarser rind but OK, 22 seeds in 10 fruit total, good flesh color, somewhat thicker rind than P. or P., juice %age intermediate; S/A: Cipo- 9.2, Par.- 12,6, Pine- 8.0.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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