Rotuma Island sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Rotuma Island, via Capt. Polkinghorn & W. Reuther, 1961.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
1986, EMN: This is a very light blood orange, only a few light flecks of blood color are detected very occasionally.
3/23/1987, EMN: No blood coloration at all this season.
2/4/1988, EMN: Cut 10 fruit and found no blood coloring at all; also no blush on rind. This appears to be a typcial mid-season seedy sweet orang eof good flavor.
Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program.
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