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Capuchin sweet orange

Capuchina, Capucin

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE


CRC 3245

PI 539607

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


Source: Received as budwood from Ted Frolich, UCLA Variety Collection, 1960.


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: Fruit is a typical seedy sweet orange.


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

"This Spanish variety produces a medium-small, oblong to oval fruit of low seed content, very sweet flavor, and midseason maturity.  Capuchina is still of local importance, primarily in the Orihuela district of Alicante Province, but it is no longer planted."

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Capuchin sweet orange




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