Fuya Menuda sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Mr. Guillermo Colon, Majorca, Balearic Island, Spain via Beltsville, 1978.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
An ornamental dwarf citrus. Polyembryonic.
11/12/1986, EMN: W.P. Bitters says this is probably NOT Fuya Menuda
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" An interesting Spanish variety, apparently originating in the Balearic Islands, Fuya Menuda is highly ornamental because all parts of the plant—tree, leaves, and fruit—are markedly reduced in size. It constitutes the only truly dwarf sweet orange variety known to the writer. "
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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