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Rotuma Island sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE

 

CRC 3867

PI 539631

VI 317

 

 

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.

 

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Rotuma Island sweet orange

 

 

       

 


 

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