Xinhuicheng sweet orange (CRC 3985)
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
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.
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