Olivelands sour orange
Citrus aurantium L.
Photos by David Karp, CVC, 3/3/2008. Photo rights.
Source: Received as budwood from from Olivelands, date unknown. Limited information available.
Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.
Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange
Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March
Notes and observations:
6/1986, EMN: Sour orange, very prolific. from root cutting. old vigorous trees at Olivelands. This accession was discarded from the variety collection about 1979; but Dr. W.P. Bitters thought it should be reinstated and so collected budwood from the original source for the trees planted in field in 1985.
2/26/1988, EMN: Appears to be a typical sour orange.
3/13/2008, DK & TS: Productive, typical sour orange, but rind seems thicker than average.
Availability: Not commercially available in California.
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