Golden Nugget navel orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 1/28/2010, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as live tree from A.D. Shamel, USDA, 1923.
Parentage/origins: Apparently a limb sport of another navel variety.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January
Notes and observations:
Tree furnished by A.D. Shamel. This accession had psorosis and exocortis, removed by shoot tip grafting (STG 56-5)--EMN 1985. Nugget (Golden Nugget) is described in TCI, Vol. I, p. 487, as being weak-growing, small, and drooping.
EMN, 1/1989: No fruit yet.
EMN, 12/14/1989: Small, drooping trees. No crop on Tree 8; light crop of good sized fruit on tree 7. Nice fruit- Description in TCI, p. 487, fits this accession well.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
"Fruit medium-large, oblong; navel medium small but open; rind relatively smooth and pale yellowish-orange; flesh crisp and moderately juicy; pronounced tendency to splitting. Early in maturity.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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