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Maltaise demi sanguine blood orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck

CRC 4224

VI 798 (No longer available)

 

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

 

Source: Received as budwood fromCCPP, 2011, who received this accession from Valencia, Spain, 2007.

 

Parentage/origins: Probable origin is reported to be Corsica, France, around 1970. the introduction was from budwood from the eastern plain of Corsica.

 

Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange

 

Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March

 

Notes and observations:

Translated to mean Maltese half blood orange, it is the variety most closely associated with Tunisia, which is the sole producer and exporter. It is regarded by connoisseurs in Tunisia as the best sweet orange in the world. Is said to fully express its full potential grown on the peninsula of Cap Bon. This is an old variety of unknown origin, which belongs to the same group as the blood oranges that include Sanguinelli Moscati. It's of average size (100 to 180 grams) and has a slightly oval shape, easily peeled, smooth skin, tender flesh, juicy, and has particularly pleasant sweetness balanced by good acidity. The Maltese demi sanguine makes it's red blood color on the side of the fruit exposed to more sun, which is where the term "half blood" comes from. Season is reported to be from the beginning of January until late March and early April.

Another accession of 'Maltaise (demi-) sanguine is maintained as PI 654873 (RCRC 4085) and its variant 'Boukhobza' is maintained as PI 658351 (RCRC 4156). 'Maltaise demi-sanguine' is a very old and well known cultivar and information on it is abundantly available on the interwebs. Indeed, you can learn More Than You Probably Want To Know About 'Maltaise Sanguine' (the source of the citations below) as well as citriculture in Tunisia, the most important producer of this cultivar. (RR Krueger, 07/08/2011)

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 Maltaise demi sanguine blood orange

 

CVC Fruit Quality data for Maltaise demi sanguine:

Controls used in evaluations were Moro and Sanguinelli blood oranges.

 

CULTIVAR LOCATION DATE Julian Date ROOT AGE SSC1 (%) SSC2 (%) Mean SSC tit1 (V/ml) tit2 (V/ml) Mean tit Citric acid (%) SSC/TA # FRUIT HEIGHT AVE. HEIGHT WIDTH AVG. WIDTH H/W WEIGHT AVE.  WEIGHT COLOR TEXTURE RIND SEEDS AVG. SEEDS INTERIOR  JUICE WT.  % JUICE
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/7/2019 007 CZO 6 9.30 9.30 9.30 2.99 2.87 2.93 0.71 13.16 5 41.80 8.36 36.90 7.38 1.13 1134.40 226.88 11.80 4.00 29.00 10.00 2.00 2 LT BL, 3 V LT BL 515.00 45.40
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/7/2019 007 C-35 6 11.50 11.50 11.50 3.89 3.87 3.88 0.93 12.41 10 81.50 8.15 73.10 7.31 1.11 2118.40 211.84 11.50 3.50 54.00 12.00 1.20 2 LT BL, 8 V LT BL 1018.80 48.09
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/8/2018 008 CZO 5 11.70 11.70 11.70 3.04 2.95 3.00 0.72 16.35 10 64.20 6.42 62.30 6.23 1.03 1219.40 121.94 11.60 3.00 54.00 18.00 1.80 8 LT OR, 2 V LT BL 595.00 48.79
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/8/2018 008 C-35 5 11.90 11.90 11.90 3.37 3.32 3.34 0.80 14.92 10 67.00 6.70 64.70 6.47 1.04 1419.60 141.96 11.40 3.00 54.00 12.00 1.20 10 MED OR 708.00 49.87
Maltaise sanguine Riverside  1/9/2017 009 CZO 4 10.70 10.60 10.65 2.91 3.00 2.96 0.71 15.10 10 77.20 7.72 72.00 7.20 1.07 1984.60 198.46 11.50 3.00 53.00 12.00 1.20 10 MED OR 908.00 45.75
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/9/2017 009 C-35 4 12.60 12.70 12.65 3.58 3.47 3.53 0.84 15.02 10 69.30 6.93 67.00 6.70 1.03 1564.80 156.48 11.50 3.00 49.00 23.00 2.30 10 MED OR 769.00 49.14
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/22/2019 022 CZO 6 10.00 10.00 10.00 3.43 3.56 3.50 0.84 11.89 5 41.00 8.20 36.00 7.20 1.14 1108.40 221.68 12.00 4.00 27.00 9.00 1.80 10 V LT BLD 471.20 42.51
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/22/2019 022 C-35 6 11.70 11.70 11.70 3.83 3.72 3.78 0.90 12.98 10 80.00 8.00 12.00 1.20 6.67 1978.80 197.88 12.00 3.00 35.00 12.00 1.20 8 LT BLD, 2 V LT BLD 929.60 46.98
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/22/2018 022 CZO 5 12.10 12.10 12.10 2.92 2.75 2.83 0.68 17.92 10 63.90 6.39 60.80 6.08 1.05 1163.20 116.32 11.80 3.50 50.00 16.00 1.60 1 LT OR, 2 V LT BL, 7 MED OR 500.80 43.05
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/22/2018 022 C-35 5 12.20 12.20 12.20 3.02 3.10 3.06 0.73 16.72 10 71.60 7.16 66.10 6.61 1.08 1534.60 153.46 11.20 3.00 44.00 14.00 1.40 10 MED OR 678.60 44.22
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/24/2017 024 CZO 4 10.90 10.90 10.90 4.50 4.46 4.48 1.07 10.15 10 79.40 7.94 74.40 7.44 1.07 2151.20 215.12 11.00 3.00 62.00 6.00 0.60 10 MED OR 1004.60 46.70
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 1/24/2017 024 C-35 4 12.60 12.60 12.60 3.01 3.02 3.02 0.72 17.56 10 72.50 7.25 67.90 6.79 1.07 1662.60 166.26 11.00 3.00 55.00 11.00 1.10 10 MED OR 742.60 44.66
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 2/11/2019 042 CZO 6 10.00 9.90 9.95 3.10 3.22 3.16 0.76 13.16 5 34.00 6.80 44.00 8.80 0.77 1299.80 259.96 11.00 4.00 32.00 9.00 1.80 10 V LT BLD 515.40 39.65
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 2/11/2019 042 C-35 6 11.90 12.00 11.95 3.39 3.48 3.44 0.82 14.51 10 82.00 8.20 71.00 7.10 1.15 2049.40 204.94 12.00 3.00 52.00 11.00 1.10 10 LT BLD 838.60 40.92
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 2/12/2018 043 CZO 5 12.60 12.70 12.65 3.02 2.99 3.01 0.72 17.61 10 66.60 6.66 63.90 6.39 1.04 1269.80 126.98 12.00 4.00 50.00 58.00 5.80 4 V LT BL 6 MED OR 584.60 46.04
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 2/12/2018 043 C-35 5 12.00 12.00 12.00 2.60 2.58 2.59 0.62 19.43 10 72.40 7.24 67.70 6.77 1.07 1593.40 159.34 11.50 5.00 44.00 67.00 6.70 1 V LT BL 9 MED OR 761.80 47.81
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 2/13/2017 044 CZO 4 10.80 10.70 10.75 2.71 2.77 2.74 0.66 16.43 5 39.40 7.88 36.80 7.36 1.07 1060.80 212.16 12.50 3.50 34.00 5.00 1.00 2 LT BLD, 3 V LT BLD 403.20 38.01
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 2/13/2017 044 C-35 4 12.50 12.50 12.50 3.15 3.15 3.15 0.75 16.68 10 71.20 7.12 66.10 6.61 1.08 1575.40 157.54 12.50 3.50 46.00 30.00 3.00 4 LT BLD, 6 V LT BLD 807.00 51.23
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 3/4/2019 063 C-35 6 11.70 11.70 11.70 3.25 3.08 3.17 0.76 15.48 10 82.00 8.20 71.80 7.18 1.14 2058.60 205.86 12.00 3.00 52.00 5.00 0.50 10 V LT BL 845.60 41.08
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 3/5/2018 064 CZO 5 12.00 12.00 12.00 2.72 2.53 2.63 0.63 19.14 10 68.70 6.87 63.80 6.38 1.08 1294.20 129.42 12.40 3.00 76.00 10.00 1.00 10 V LT BL 484.20 37.41
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 3/5/2018 064 C-35 5 13.10 13.10 13.10 3.03 3.11 3.07 0.73 17.96 10 72.50 7.25 68.40 6.84 1.06 1659.40 165.94 12.60 3.00 69.00 15.00 1.50 10 V LT BL 753.20 45.39
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 3/6/2017 065 CZO 4 11.10 11.20 11.15 2.56 2.59 2.57 0.62 18.01 5 39.50 7.90 38.00 7.60 1.04 1119.20 223.84 11.80 4.00 35.00 2.00 0.40 2 LT BL, 3 V LT BL 459.00 41.01
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 3/6/2017 065 C-35 4 13.50 13.40 13.45 2.95 2.98 2.96 0.70 19.20 10 71.40 7.14 68.50 6.85 1.04 1700.80 170.08 12.10 3.70 57.00 25.00 2.50 5 V LT BL, 5 LT BL 809.20 47.58
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 4/1/2019 091 C-35 6 12.40 12.50 12.45 2.98 2.89 2.94 0.70 17.73 10 83.00 8.30 71.00 7.10 1.17 2068.20 206.82 12.00 3.00 48.00 7.00 0.70 10 MED BL 887.60 42.92
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 4/3/2018 093 CZO 5 12.90 12.90 12.90 2.66 2.59 2.63 0.62 20.64 10 67.60 6.76 62.80 6.28 1.08 1267.60 126.76 12.00 3.50 56.00 20.00 2.00 1 MED BL, 3 LT BL, 7 V LT OR 535.80 42.27
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 4/3/2018 093 C-35 5 13.40 13.40 13.40 2.85 2.96 2.91 0.69 19.44 10 71.70 7.17 68.00 6.80 1.05 1617.00 161.70 12.10 3.50 58.00 14.00 1.40 2 MED BL, 2 LT BL, 6 V LT OR 717.20 44.35
Maltaise sanguine Riverside 4/4/2017 094 C-35 4 13.90 14.00 13.95 3.03 3.01 3.02 0.72 19.43 10 69.20 6.92 65.50 6.55 1.06 1547.00 154.70 11.40 3.50 42.00 15.00 1.50 7 MED BL, 3 LT BL 754.60 48.78
 

 


 

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