St. Michael Paperrind sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from the Rubidoux Tract variety block, buds from tree 63, 1914.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: November to January
Notes and observations:
This accession had seedling yellows, removed by thermotherapy (Thermo 1273-31).--EMN 1985.
3/23/1987, EMN: Small sized fruit, rind fairly thin.
2/08/1988, EMN: Fruit compared to C.I. description and found to fit quite well. So this probably really is Paperrind.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
" The fruit of this midseason California variety is small-sized, moderately seedy, juicy, and well-flavored. The rind is very thin, leathery, and smooth. The tree is vigorous, upright, and productive.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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