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Aziza sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE


CRC 3403

PI 262374


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


Source: Received as seed from Dr. John Carpenter, USDCS, Indio CA, 1960.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Originally from the Station Experimentale de Sidi Slimane, Morocco.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March


Notes and observations:

J. Carpenter: A sweet orange with ornamental characteristics.

2/8/1988, EMN: Not "nearly seedless" but seeds are few. Otherwise fruit of this accession fits C.I. description very well.


Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):

" This Moroccan variety is a beledi selection or unknown origin that was formerly of local importance and has now been replaced largely with better varieties.  The fruit matures in midseason and is nearly seedless, medium-small, and oblong to oval, with a medium-thick, tightly adherent rind.  The flesh is tender, melting, and of good flavor.  The tree is moderately vigorous, somewhat upright, and possesses an alternate bearing tendency. "

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

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