Argentina sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from the Santa Ana Mission, North Argentina, 1940.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
WPB: Fawcett #703-- Seeds from same missions only a few seeds germinated from 1/2 pint or more of seeds. A number of these seedlings were growing in Field 21 nursery. Several were selected as A,B,C,E,F,G,& H and were propagated. Fawcett #703 A to H, sweet seeds from Santa Ana Mission, Argentina, said to be 100 years old or more. Eight good seedlings germinated and became good trees. Two each budded on sweet orange stock 5/22/44.
2/8/1988, EMN: This is a typical seedy, mid-season sweet orange.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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