Cadenera sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE
VI 284 (No longer available)
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from Dr. Joe Furr, USDCS, Indio, CA, 1968.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
2/8/1988, EMN: Large, vigorous trees. A typical seedy sweet orange with smallish fruit size this year- early ripening (by taste test). This accession appears identical to CRC 2856, Cadenera Fina, except that 2856 tastes a bit tarter at this time.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-sized, globose to slightly oval; apex somewhat depressed; areole ring faint or lacking; seeds few or none. Moderately well-colored. Rind medium-thin and surface smooth to finely pebbled. Flesh very juicy and flavor and aroma excellent. Holds well on tree and retains quality. Medium-early in maturity (preceded by Salustiana and Hamlin).
Availability: No longer commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. 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.
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