Biondo Comune sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as seed from a seedling budline grown from fruit produced in the Rubidoux quarantine screenhouse on trees grown from budwood received from Glen Dale, 1961.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Open pollinated seedling.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
EMN, 2/8/1988: This is a typical seedy sweet orange of medium-early maturity; tastes sweeter now than most sweets.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium to medium-large, subglobose to round; basal cavity small and deeply furrowed; apex flattened or slightly depressed; seedy. Color yellowish-orange at maturity. Rind medium-thick and surface finely to moderately pebbled. Flesh very juicy and flavor pleasant when fully mature. Medium early in maturity, but holds well on tree and ships well.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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