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Orange de Nice sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE


CRC 3624

PI 539613

Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.


Source: Received as a seedling of CRC #3276, 1966.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March


Notes and observations:


2/8/1988, EMN: Orange de Nice is listed in TCI as an acidless orange. Our accession is NOT an acidless orange. It is a typical seedy sweet orange of medium-early maturity.


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

" This sugar orange, a variety of the French Riviera, is so similar to the Succari of Egypt and Meski of Tunisia as to be indistinguishable to the writer. "

Availability: Not commercially available in California.

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