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Rotuma Island sweet orange

Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck RUTACEAE


CRC 3867

PI 539631

VI 317



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


Source: Received as seed from Rotuma Island, via Capt. Polkinghorn & W. Reuther, 1961.


Parentage/origins: Parents unknown.


Rootstocks of accession: Carrizo citrange, C-35 citrange


Season of ripeness at Riverside: January to March


Notes and observations:

1986, EMN: This is a very light blood orange, only a few light flecks of blood color are detected very occasionally.

3/23/1987, EMN: No blood coloration at all this season.

2/4/1988, EMN: Cut 10 fruit and found no blood coloring at all; also no blush on rind. This appears to be a typical mid-season seedy sweet orange of good flavor.


Availability: Commercially available in California through the Citrus Clonal Protection Program. Click here to order budwood.

USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network page for Rotuma Island sweet orange






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