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Xinhuicheng sweet orange (CRC 3985)

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck

CRC 3985

PI 539647

VI 575 (No longer available)


Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.  


Source: Received as budwood from China, 1987.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.


Notes and observations:

Both seed and budwood of this accession was imported, it was decided to discard the seed source and keep the budwood source.

Seed received and grown by R.K. Soost. 1/89- Also came in as budwood import, see CRC 3985. 6/89- Original USDA spec. sheet says this has "low acid".--EMN 8/89- Additional info re Xinhuicheng received from Dr. Bitters this month: A sweet orange variety which originated in Fujian Province (Canton). An acidless orange. 110-113 g. per fruit, SS 13-16%, sugar 11-15%, acid 0.1-0.7 %. Ripe Nov-Dec. 12/89- No fruit. Both trees chlorotic & beginning to self-defoliate. Incompatibility? Phytophthora? Need to repropagate on Ro. Lemon at Rubidoux to save budline.--EMN.


Availability: No longer commercially available in California. This accession no longer has an approved budsource. Please refer to the CCPP for information on another approved budsource or to start a reintroduction inquiry.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Xinhuicheng sweet orange (CRC 3985)




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