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Dream navel orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck


CRC 3307

PI 539570

VI 350



Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, 1/28/2010, CVC. Photo rights.


Source: Received as seed from Phillip Reece, USDA, Orlando, Florida (2-10-7), 1960.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Open pollinated seedling.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January


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

"Fruit medium-sized, subglobose to spherical; navel medium to medium-large; rind smooth, well-colored, and of medium thickness.  Flesh texture moderately soft; flavor rich and sweet (less acid than most navels).  Early in maturity and in Florida holds on tree better than most navels without loss of internal quality.
      This Florida variety was found in 1939 by D. J. Nicholson of Orlando as a budded tree in an old orchard of mixed varieties near Sanford.  It was named, patented (U.S. Plant Patent No. 625), and released in 1944."

Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. Click here to order budwood.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Dream navel orange



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