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Golden Nugget navel orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck


CRC 1379

PI 539561



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


Source: Received as live tree from A.D. Shamel, USDA, 1923.


Parentage/origins: Apparently a limb sport of another navel variety.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: December to January


Notes and observations:

Tree furnished by A.D. Shamel. This accession had psorosis and exocortis, removed by shoot tip grafting (STG 56-5)--EMN 1985. Nugget (Golden Nugget) is described in TCI, Vol. I, p. 487, as being weak-growing, small, and drooping.

EMN, 1/1989: No fruit yet.

EMN, 12/14/1989: Small, drooping trees. No crop on Tree 8; light crop of good sized fruit on tree 7. Nice fruit- Description in TCI, p. 487, fits this accession well.


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

"Fruit medium-large, oblong; navel medium small but open; rind relatively smooth and pale yellowish-orange; flesh crisp and moderately juicy; pronounced tendency to splitting. Early in maturity.
      Tree weak-growing, small, and drooping.
      A limb sport discovered by J. P. Engelhart of Glendora and introduced by the San Dimas Nursery Company in 1893, this Californian variety never attained commercial importance."

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Golden Nugget navel orange





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