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Dummett bittersweet sour orange

Citrus aurantium L.

CRC 2541

PI 539160



Photos by David Karp, CVC,  3/3/2008. Photo rights.


Source: Received as seed collected by Dr. H. J. Webber from bittersweet orange tree on edge of Dummett Grove on North end of Merritts Island, Florida, 1932.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown. Open pollinated seedling.


Rootstocks of accession:  Yuma Ponderosa lemon


Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March


Notes and observations:

1/26/1990, EMN: Heavy crop both trees. Fruit appears to be a typical sour orange, but flavor is bittersweet.

3/3/2008, DK &TS: Attractive medium-yellow orange fruits, pebbly rind, but flesh is bitter and sour, not a good flavor. 


Availability: Not commercially available in California.


USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Dummett bittersweet sour orange




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