Hamlin sweet orange
Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck
Photos by Toni Siebert and David Karp, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as a seedling from USDCS, Indio, Ca, 1961.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: Unknown at this time.
Notes and observations:
Six seedling budlines fruited at Lindcove; all appeared identical. Seed had come from tree of Hamlin at USDCS.
2/8/1988, EMN: Average good size, few seeds, flesh appears somewhat coarse in cross section, good flavor (early).
Description from The Citrus Industry, Volume 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-small, globose to slightly oblate; sometimes with low radially furrowed collar and faint areolar ring; seeds very few or none. Well-colored at maturity (one of the best in Florida). Rind thin, with smooth, finely pitted surface. Flesh well-colored; tender, juicy, lacking in acid; flavor sweet. One of the earliest to mature.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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