Berna sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Ted Frolich, UCLA Variety Collection.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Originally from Spain.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: February to April
Notes and observations:
1986, EMN: A typical Spanish variety.
2/8/1988, EMN: Sour now, rind a bit thicker than most sweets.
2/10/1988, EMN: Fruit compared with Verna, CRC 3807. Probably identical.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-small, oval to ellipsoid; base commonly with faint radial furrows; apex slightly depressed; seeds few or none. Well-colored at full maturity, but regreens thereafter. Rind medium-thick, firm; surface finely pebbled. Flesh well-colored; moderately juicy; flavor sweet. Fruit holds especially well on tree with good quality and ships well. Late in maturity, but earlier than Calabrese of Italy and Valencia.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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