Pera sweet orange
Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck
Photos by David Karp and Toni Siebert, CVC. Photo rights.
Source: Received as a seedling from CRC 2696, old budline Pera, 1960.
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 were fruit at Lindcove; all appeared identical.
EMN, 3/1987: Somewhat elongate orange but not as elongate as Perao.
EMN, 2/8/1988: Smallish size, elongate, seedy; definite not of commercial potential here.
Description from The Citrus Industry Vol. 1 (1967):
Fruit medium-small, ovoid to ellipsoid; seeds very few. Rind medium-thin; surface smooth and finely pitted. Color light orange at maturity. Flesh well-colored; firm, fine textured, juicy; flavor rich. Late in maturity. Holds well on tree without deterioration in quality, and stores and ships well.
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