Wetumpka sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from Wetumpka Fruit Co., Lowell, Florida, 1932.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
Florida Webber-Fawcett#18. Grown from seeds collected by Dr. Webber from a tree in a grove of the Wetumpka Fruit Co. Seeds were from varient sour oranges growing on the same tree with sweet normal fruits.
3/1987, EMN: Nice flavor; much fruit on ground this date.
2/8/1988, EMN: This is a typcial seedy sweet orange- probably late maturing. Still too tart now.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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