Doblafina blood orange (CRC 3152)
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 3/17/2010, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Inst. Nacional de Investigaciones Agronomicas, Spain, 1957.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January
Notes and observations:
EMN, 3/23/1987: Fruit appears to be very similar and possibly identical to CRC 3650, Entre Fina.
EMN, 2/4/1988: Blood oranges compared for color; 10 fruit each: Refer back to the card for a Table. This accession (CRC 3152), other than a few flecks of blood, is a typical mid season sweet orange in appearance and flavor. Few seeds.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium-small to small, oval to oblong; virtually seedless. Yellowish orange at maturity, more or less densely blushed with rose-colored flecks. Rind medium-thick, firm and leathery; surface very smooth and fine-textured; tightly adherent (difficult to peel). Flesh firm and moderately juicy, with pink flecks scattered more or less throughout; distinctive fragrance and mild, pleasant flavor. Fruit hangs poorly on tree and drops badly, but ships and stores unusually well. Late midseason in maturity.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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