Jaffa sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from .D. Hubbard, San Fernando, CA, 1910.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Jaffa was introduced into Florida by H.S. Sanford in approximately 1883, presumably by seed.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
JEC: Buds secured 6/07/10 from the home orchard of C.D. Hubbard. The tree from which the buds were taken, he claims to be an especially good one, holding its color late and not puffing. It is possible that this is nothing very extra."
3/23/1987, EMN: Jaffa & Joppa look similar externally but Jaffa is seedier and sweeter at this time. Both are typical sweets, not Shamouti-like.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-sized, globose to slightly ellipsoid or obovate; basal end commonly collared and with radial furrows; areole inconspicuous or absent; seeds comparatively few. Well-colored under favorable conditions. Rind medium-thick, finely pitted, and moderately pebbled. Flesh color light orange; medium-tender, juicy; flavor good. Stores poorly on tree, but ships rather well. Midseason in maturity.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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